Revolutionizing the sciences: European knowledge and its ambitions, 1500-1700
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-192) and index. 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?
- LCC: Q125.2
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: viii, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (cloth)
- Science, Renaissance
- Science -- Study and teaching -- Europe -- History
- Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Europe -- History
- Natural history -- Study and teaching -- Europe -- History
- Philosophy, Renaissance
- Humanism -- Europe -- History -- 16th century
- Humanism -- Europe -- History -- 17th century
- Science -- Europe -- History
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