Short History of Scientific Thought
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Setting the Scene|
|Plato and Aristotle|
|From the Roman Empire to the Empire of Islam|
|The Western Middle Ages|
|New Methods of Science|
|Bringing Mathematics and Natural Philosophy Together|
|Practice and Theory in Renaissance Medicine: William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood|
|The Spirit of System: RenÃ© Descartes and the Mechanical Philosophy|
|The Royal Society and Experimental Philosophy|
|Experiment, Mathematics, and Magic: Isaac Newton|
|Newton's Legacy: Forces and Fluids (electricity and heat)|
|The Chemical Revolution: From Newton to John Dalton, via Priestley and Lavoisier|
|Natural Theology and Natural Order: Newtonian Optimism and the History of Science|
|The Making of Geology: From James Hutton to Charles Lyell via Catastrophism|
|The History of Plants and Animals: Successive Emergence or Evolution?|
|Religion and Progress in Victorian Britain: Robert Chambers versus Hugh Miller|
|Bringing it All Together?: Charles Darwin's Evolution|
|Darwinian Aftermaths: Religion; Social Science; Biology|
|Beyond Newton: Energy and Thermodynamics|
|Newton deposed: Einstein and Relativity Theory|
|Mathematics instead of a World Picture: From Atomism to Quantum Theory|