Rethinking the Scientific Revolution

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Margaret J. Osler
Cambridge University Press, 13 mars 2000 - 340 pages
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"This book challenges the traditional historiography of the Scientific Revolution, probably the single most important unifying concept in the history of science. Usually referring to the period from Copernicus to Newton (roughly 1500 to 1700), the Scientific Revolution is considered to be the central episode in the history of science, the historical moment at which that unique way of looking at the world that we call "modern science" and its attendant institutions emerged." "Reexamination of the preoccupations of early modern natural philosophers undermines many of the assumptions underlying standard accounts of the Scientific Revolution. Starting with a dialogue between Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs and Richard S. Westfall, whose understanding of the Scientific Revolution differed in important ways, the chapters in this volume reconsider canonical figures, their areas of study, and the formation of disciplinary boundaries during this seminal period of European intellectual history."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Rethinking the Scientific
3
Newton as Final Cause and First Mover B J T Dobbs
25
The Scientific Revolution Reasserted
41
Canonical Disciplines ReFormed
59
Alchemy and
89
Redemption Artisanship and the
119
The Terriblest Eclipse That Hath Been Seen in
137
Henry More and Robert Boyle
153
Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton
183
The Nature of Newtons Holy Alliance between
247
The Theology of Newtons
271
Newton and Spinoza and the Bible Scholarship of
297
The Truth of Newtons Science and the Truth
315
Index 333
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