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Title:
Revolutionizing the sciences : European knowledge and its ambitions, 1500-1700
Author:
Dear, Peter, 1958-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"First published 2001 by Palgrave"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : Philosphy 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, Kepler, and the surveyors -- Mechanism : Descartes builds a universe -- Extra-curricular activities : new homes for natural knowledge -- Experiment : how to learn things about nature in the seventeenth century -- Cartesians and Newtonians -- Conclusion : What was worth knowing by the eighteenth century?
ISBN:
9780691088594

9780691088600
Format :
Book