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Revolutionising the Sciences By Peter Dear

Revolutionising the Sciences by Peter Dear

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The European expansion around the globe, which began in the sixteenth century, carried with it new conceptions of knowledge itself. This book attempts to analyse the shaping of new perceptions of natural knowledge in this period, covering key figures such as Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler and Newton.

Revolutionising the Sciences Summary

Revolutionising the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 by Peter Dear

The European expansion around the globe, which began in the sixteenth century, carried with it new conceptions of knowledge itself. Francis Bacon famously asserted that 'knowledge is power' this book attempts to go beneath the oft quoted slogan to see the various ways in which this conviction played itself out in shaping new perceptions of what natural knowledge was, and what it was good for, in this crucial period. Peter Dear covers the key figures of the period, including Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler and Newton and the important schools of thought to create a picture of the development of scientific thought in early modern Europe. The book is accessible to an undergraduate and lay readership, while drawing on recent scholarship to provide an understanding of the cultural foundations of the modern scientific project.

About Peter Dear

PETER DEAR is Professor of History and of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Philosophy and Operationalism - What Was Worth Knowing in 1500 - Humanism and Ancient Wisdom: How to Learn Things in the Sixteenth Century - The Scholar and the Craftsman: Paracelsus, Gilbert, Bacon - Mathematics Challenges Philosophy: Galileo Versus the Schoolmen - Mechanism: Descartes Builds a Universe - Courting Philosophy: New Homes for Natural Knowledge - Experiment: How to Learn Things in the Seventeenth Century - Cartesians and Newtonians - Conclusion: What Was Worth Knowing in 1727 - Bibliography - Index

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GOR002739175
Revolutionising the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 by Peter Dear
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2001-02-01
224
0333715748
9780333715741
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