2 edition of scientific revolution found in the catalog.
P.M. (Peter Michael) Harman
Bibliography: p. 35.
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“There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it.” With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold, vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview, now updated with a new bibliographic essay featuring the latest scholarship. “An excellent book.”—Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review /5(2). “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” caused great controversy very soon after it was published since many felt that science is much more objective and scientific than Thomas Kuhn’s book suggests. And even half a century later, numerous scholars keep questioning its core concepts.
In a way, you can say that the scientific revolution started out as the Copernican Revolution. The man who started it all, Nicolaus Copernicus, was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who was born and raised in the Polish city of Toruń. He attended the University of Cracow, later continuing his studies in Bologna, Italy. In the introductory chapter to The Scientific Revolution: A Brief History with Documents, Margaret C. Jacob asserts that the Scientific Revolution must be seen as a product of the religious chaos that gripped Europe in the early modern period/5.
key-people Key People Francis Bacon - Bacon () was one of the great philosophers of the Scientific Revolution. His thoughts on logic and ethics in science and his ideas on the cooperation and interaction of the various fields of science, presented in his work Novum Organum, have remained influential in the scientific world to this day. A short but dense exposition arguing that there really wasn't a dramatic shift in how scholars went about discovering truth about the world in the 17th century. In other accounts of the science of the period, differences in points of view among scientists have certainly been noted, but only Shapin has been willing to argue that there was no sudden, clear break from the past, no single.
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Scientific Revolution, drastic change in scientific thought that took place during the 16th and 17th centuries.A new view of nature emerged during the Scientific Revolution, replacing the Greek view that had dominated science for almost 2, years.
Science became an autonomous discipline, distinct from both philosophy and technology, and it came to be regarded as having utilitarian goals. The Scientific Revolution should be a set text in all the disciplines. And in all the indisciplines, too."—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books "Shapin's treatise on the currents that engendered modern science is a combination of history and philosophy of science for /5(19).
(shelved 1 time as scientific-revolution) avg rating — 2, ratings — published Want to Read saving. "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions did a gestalt flip on just about every assumption about the who, how, and what of scientific progress The book still vibrates our culture’s walls like a trumpet call.
History of science may not have become exactly what Kuhn thought it should, but The Structure of Scientific Revolutions knocked Cited by: Shapin's book is an impressive achievement.”—David C.
Lindberg, Science “It's hard to believe that there could be a more accessible, informed or concise account The Scientific Revolution should be a set text in all the by: It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost unbroken series of aphorisms Kuhn does not permit truth to be a criterion of scientific theories, he would presumably not claim his own theory to be true.
But if causing a revolution is the hallmark of a superior paradigm, [this book] has been a resounding success."Cited by: In this first book-length historiographical study of the Scientific Revolution, H. Floris Cohen examines the body of work on the intellectual, social, and cultural origins of early modern science.
Cohen critically surveys a wide range of scholarship since the nineteenth century, offering new perspectives on how the Scientific Revolution changed forever the way we understand the natural world.
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Get ready to write your paper on The Scientific Revolution (). The first chapter concerns the ancient roots of the scientific revolution. The next discusses major figures--and factors--from Copernicus to Galileo to the printing press.
The third presents important ideas and people at the movement's height, and the fourth involves its legacy. Like others in the series, the book has a useful appendix of 4/5(1). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is a fascinating book because it works out, detail after tiny detail, how a scientific revolution takes place.
One of the most interesting ideas Kuhn posits is that we can't compare two paradigms with each other (say, Newtonian Isn't it ironic that a book about paradigm shifts caused a paradigm shift in 4/5(K). The scientific revolution was the emergence of modern science during the early modern period, when developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology (including human anatomy), and chemistry transformed societal views about nature.
The scientific revolution began in Europe toward the end of the Renaissance period, and continued through. This book introduces students to the best recent writings on the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Introduces students to the best recent writings on the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Covers a wide range of topics including astronomy, science and religion, natural philosophy.
Science in the Scientific Revolution is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary resource that is the third in a planned series of books by Dr. Jay Wile. Introducing scientific concepts in the context of history, students will follow the work of the scientists who lived during the period known as 'The Scientific Revolution.'5/5(1).
A book which every scientist curious about our predecessors should read."—Trevor Pinch, New Scientist "It's hard to believe that there could be a more accessible, informed or concise account of how it [the scientific revolution], and we have come to this. The Scientific Revolution should be /5(4).
The philosophical basis for the scientific revolution was expressed in the writings of Francis Bacon, who urged that the experimental method plays the key role in the development of scientific theories, and of René Descartes, who held that the universe is a mechanical system that can be described in mathematical terms.
The Scientific Revolution () quiz that tests what you know. Perfect prep for The Scientific Revolution () quizzes and tests you might have in school. This revised edition of The Scientific Revolution highlights the difficulty of engaging, discarding, or assimilating religious paradigms in the course of scientific development.
Jacob’s introduction outlines the trajectory of the Scientific Revolution and argues that the revival of ancient texts in the Renaissance and the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation paved the way for science. Complete summary of Steven Shapin's The Scientific Revolution.
eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Scientific Revolution. The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century.
Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting Author: Mikuláš Teich.
Prior to the scientific revolution, the Old World view on science placed heavy emphasis on religion and had geocentric beliefs, meaning that it was widely believed that the Earth was the center of the universe.
Then, the scientific revolution of the 17th century established a new view of the universe, reexamined the old theories, and emphasized natural philosophy and science. A short summary of 's The Scientific Revolution (). This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Scientific Revolution ().This book recognizes that Renaissance ideas paved the way for the Scientific Revolution and identifies Sir Isaac Newton as a key figure in the development of science.
It is a valuable source if used as an overview of the Revolution as it discusses developments in various scientific fields as well as societal changes brought about by empiricism.The Scientific Revolution. SUMMARY: The Scientific Revolution; 2ND Thomas S. Kuhn: Structure of Scientific Revolutions, [At Emory] Summary of theories of an important modern theorist of the idea of scientific revolution.; WEB See The Galileo Project; [At Rice] for a website focused on the early scientific revolution.