The Scientific Revolution: The Essential Readings

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Mai 2003



The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed a fundamental transformation in how nature was understood and studied; a transformation which came to be known as the Scientific Revolution.


Acknowledgments. Editor's Introduction: What was the Scientific Revolution? Marcus Hellyer (Brandeis University).1. The Traditional Narrative of The Scientific Revolution.Editor's Introduction.The Riseof Modern Science: When and Why?: R. Hooykaas (Late of University of Utrecht) .2. Competing Disciplines.Editor's Introduction.The Copernicans and the Churches: Robert S. Westman (University of California at San Diego).3. The Experimental Philosophy and Its Institutions.Editor's Introduction.Pump and Circumstance: Robert Boyle's Literary Technology: Steven Shapin (University of California at San Deigo).4. The Mechanical Philosophy and Its Appeal.Editor's Introduction.A Mechanical Microcosm: Bodily Passions, Good Manners, and Cartesian Mechanism: Peter Dear (Cornell University).5. The Revolution in Natural History.Editor's Introduction.Natural History and the Emblematic World View: William B. Ashworth, Jr. (University of Missouri, Kansas City)6. Medicine and Alchemy.Editor's Introduction.The Chemical Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution: Allen G. Debus (University of Chicago).7. The Newtonian Achievement.Editor's Introduction.The Newtonian Revolution: I. Bernard Cohen (Harvard University).8. The Scientific Revolution and The Industrial Revolution.Editor's Introduction.The Cultural Origins of the First Industrial Revolution: Margaret C. Jacob (University of California, Los Angeles).9. A Dissenting View.Editor's Introduction.De-Centering the 'Big Picture': The Origins Of Modern Science and the Modern Origins of Science: Andrew Cunningham (University of Cambridge) and Perry Williams. Glossary.Index.


Marcus Hellyer is currently Dibner Assistant Professor for the History of Science at Brandeis University. He teaches the History of Science, including courses on the Scientific Revolution, Science and Religion and Science in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. He has written numerous articles on the Scientific Revolution and has also written entries in The Scientific Revolution: An Encyclopedia, edited by Wilbur Applebaum. (Garland, 2000). At present he is working on a book on Jesuit science in Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


"A well-selected and thoughtful collection of some of the most important recent articles on the Scientific Revolution. This volume will provide a welcome and much-needed tool for introducing readers to this important period." Alix Cooper, SUNY - Stony Brook "Rumors that the Scientific Revolution is 'dead' belie its staggering resilience. Hellyer's volume insists that something significant happened in early modern Europe, something - by whatever name - that speaks to global change as well as 'Modern' and 'Western.' Concise and accessible, the volume draws together excellent secondary sources framed by useful introductions." Robert A. Hatch, University of Florida Hellyer's choice of material is well conceived, coherent and admirably presented: a reader can ask for no more." International Journal of the Classical Tradition
EAN: 9780631236290
ISBN: 0631236295
Untertitel: 'Blackwell Essential Readings i'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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