The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.

Author Biography

JOHN HENRY is a Reader in the History of Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has published widely on the history of science from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Acknowledgements for the Third Editionp. ix
The Scientific Revolution and the Historiography of Sciencep. 1
Renaissance and Revolutionp. 12
Methods of Sciencep. 18
The Mathematization of the World Picturep. 18
Experience and Experimentp. 33
Magic and the Origins of Modern Sciencep. 56
The Mechanical Philosophyp. 69
Religion and Sciencep. 85
Science and the Wider Culturep. 99
Conclusionp. 111
Glossaryp. 115
Bibliographyp. 131
Indexp. 156
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