Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis

Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis

by Peter Dear
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226139468

ISBN-13: 9780226139463

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals

This collection of readings on what is often called the "Scientific Revolution" brings together fourteen articles from the leading journal in the history of science, and combines traditional scholarship with revisionist approaches to the major themes of the period. This carefully-structured collection will help readers (students and specialists alike) approach complex…  See more details below

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This collection of readings on what is often called the "Scientific Revolution" brings together fourteen articles from the leading journal in the history of science, and combines traditional scholarship with revisionist approaches to the major themes of the period. This carefully-structured collection will help readers (students and specialists alike) approach complex questions - involving argument and experiment, audience and agency, authority and institutions - that surround this crucial era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226139463
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Journals
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 10.21(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory7
Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science: Andreas Libavius versus Tycho Brahe37
"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors": Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England64
What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution?86
Galileo, Motion, and Essences107
Science and Patronage: Galileo and the Telescope113
The Telescope in the Seventeenth Century133
Descartes on Refraction: Scientific versus Rhetorical Method154
Early Seventeenth-Century Atomism: Theory, Epistemology, and the Insufficiency of Experiment176
Robert Boyle and Structural Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century212
Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter237
Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society255
The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England273
Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy: A Turning Point for Women in Science305
AppendixArticles on Early Modern European Science in Isis, 1970-1996333
Contributors and Editors337

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