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Baroque science

Author: Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

Presents a fresh perspective on the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Instead of celebrating the triumph of reason and rationality, the authors study the paradoxes and anxieties that  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
ISBN: 9780226212982 022621298X 9780226923987 0226923983
OCLC Number: 891575411
Description: xiv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Observation : Science's disappearing observer: baroque optics and the enlightenment of vision --
Per aenigmate: mirrors and lenses as cognitive tools in medieval and renaissance Europe --
The specter of the telescope: radical instrumentalism from Galileo to Hooke --
Mathematization: Nature's drawing: problems and resolutions in the mathematization of motion --
From divine order to human approximation: mathematics in baroque science --
The emergence of baroque mathematical natural philosophy: an archeology of the inverse --
Square law --
Passions: Passions, imagination, and the persona of the new savant.
Responsibility: Ofer Gal, Raz Chen-Morris.


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"This important work will provide scholars with new questions and offer opportunities to reconsider timeless questions about the nature of humanity and knowledge. Highly recommended." (Choice)"

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