Science in Europe, 1500-1800 A Primary Sources Reader

ISBN-10: 0333970020

ISBN-13: 9780333970027

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Malcolm Oster, Malcolm Oster

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dramatis Personae
Acknowledgements
Preface
Europe's Awakening
Plato, Timaeus
Aristotle, (a) Physics, (b) On the Heavens
Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe
Galen, On Anatomical Procedure
Galen, On the Natural Faculties
Sacrobosco, The Sphere
Copernicus and his Revolution
Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, 1543
Dedication
Foreword by Andreas Osiander
Letter of Nicholas Schonberg, 1536
Preface to the Pope
Introduction to Book One
G. J. Rheticus, Holy Scripture and the Motion of the Earth [1540]
Andreas Vesalius, Preface, On the Fabric of the Human Body, 1543
The Spread of Copernicanism in Northern Europe
Robert Recorde, The Castle of Knowledge, 1556
Edward Wright, 'Laudatory Address', in William Gilbert, De Magnete, 1600
Tycho Brahe, De disciplinis mathematicis oratio, 1574
Johannes Kepler, Astronomia Nova, 1609
Johannes Kepler, Harmonices Mundi (The Harmonies of the World), 1619
John Wilkins, A Discourse Concerning a New Planet, 1640
Crisis in Italy
Galileo, Letter to Grand Duchess Christina [1615], 1636
Cardinal Bellarmine, letter to Paolo Foscarini, 12 April 1615
Galileo, The Assayer, 1623
MS G3 in the Archive of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ser. AD EE [1624?]
Galileo, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, 1632
Tommasso Campanella, Civitas Solis (City of the Sun), 1623
Iberian Science: Navigation, Empire and Counter-Reformation
Garcia d'Orta, Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India, 1563
Nicolas Monardes, La Historia Medicinal de las cosas que se traen de nuestras Indias Occidentales que sirven en Medicina, Seville, 1565-74
Diego de Zuniga, In Job commentaria, Toledo, 1584
Diego de Zuniga, Philosophia prima pars, Toledo, 1597
Gaspar de Quiroga, Index et Catalogus Librorum prohibitorum, Madrid, 1583
Science from the Earth in Central Europe
Ulrich Rulein von Calw, 'On the Origin of Metals', in Ein nutzlic Bergbuchlein [1500]
Cornelius Agrippa, De Occulta Philosophia [1510], 1531
Georgius Agricola, 'On the Origin of Metals', in De Ortu et Causis Subterraneorum, 1546
Georgius Agricola, 'On the Knowledge of the Miner', Book I of De Re Metallica, 1556
Georgius Agricola, 'On Assaying', Book VII of De Re Metallica, 1556
Paracelsus, 'The Physician's Remedies' [1520s-1530s]
Paracelsus, 'Alchemy, Art of Transformation' [1520s-1530s]
Paracelsus, (a) 'Seven Defensiones' [1538], (b) 'On the Miners' Sickness' [1533-4]
Oswald Croll, De signaturis internis rerum, 1608
French Science in the Seventeenth Century
Rene Descartes
The World [1629-33], 1664
Treatise on Man [1629-33], 1664
Discourse on Method, 1637
Principles of Philosophy, 1644
Blaise Pascal, Story of the Great Experiment on the Equilibrium of Fluids, 1648
Science in Seventeenth-Century England
William Gilbert, De Magnete, 1600
William Harvey, De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis, 1628
Francis Bacon
Epistle Dedicatory
Preface to The New Organon, 1620
Aphorisms
Robert Hooke, Preface, Micrographia, 1665
Robert Boyle, Some Considerations Touching the Usefulnesse of Experimental Natural Philosophy, the Second Tome, 1671
Robert Boyle, Of the Excellency and Grounds of the Corpuscular Philosophy, 1674
Robert Boyle, 'Dialogue on the Transmutation and Melioration of Metals' [mid- to late 1670s]
Isaac Newton, Remarks on an alchemical treatise, 'Manna' [1675]
Isaac Newton, Preface, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, 1687
Isaac Newton, Opticks, 1704 (1730 edn)
Scientific Academies across Europe
[Lorenzo Magalotti], Introduction to the Saggi of the Accademia del Cimento, 1667
Thomas Sprat, History of the Royal Society, 1667
'On the History of the Royal Society: A Model of Their Whole Design'
'On the History of the Royal Society: Their Course of Inquiry'
Letter from H. Oldenburg to A. Auzout, 24 May 1666
The Reception of Newtonianism across Europe
Richard Bentley, A Confutation of Atheism from the Origin and Frame of the World, 1693
Letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, 11 February 1693
John Ray, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation, 1691
Roger Cotes, Preface to the 2nd edition of the Principia, 1713
Extracts from letters relating to the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence
Leibniz to Conti, November-December 1715
Newton to Conti, 26 February 1716
Leibniz to Conti, 9 April 1716
Leibniz to Wolff, 23 December 1715
W. J. 'sGravesande, Mathematical Elements of Natural Philosophy, 1726
Science in the Scottish Enlightenment
James Hutton, Abstract of a dissertation read in the Royal Society of Edinburgh ... concerning the system of the earth, its duration and stability, 1785
James Hutton, Theory of the Earth, 1795
Joseph Black, 'Experiments upon Magnesia Alba, Quicklime and some other Alkaline Substances', Essays and Observations, Physical and Literary, 1756
Adam Smith, Essays on Philosophical Subjects, 1795
Science on the Fringe of Europe: Eighteenth-Century Sweden
Carl Linnaeus, Dedication and Preface, Species Plantarum, 1753
C. W. Scheele, Chemical Investigations on Air and Fire, 1777
E. D. Clarke, Travels in Various Parts of Europe, Asia and Africa, 1824
Science in Orthodox Europe
L. Euler, Letters to a German Princess, 1795
S. P. Krasheninnikov, The History of Kamtschatka, 1764
Mikhail Lomonosov, The Appearance of Venus on the Sun, Observed at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences on the 16th Day of May in the Year 1761
Establishing Science in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Robert Jameson, 'On the Supposed Existence of Mechanical Deposits and Petrefactions in the Primitive Mountains ...', 1802
The Chemical Revolution
Stephen Hales, Vegetable Staticks, 1727
Joseph Priestley, Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air, 1775
Joseph Priestley, Autobiography of Joseph Priestley: Memoirs Written by Himself, 1806
Antoine Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry, 1789
Conclusions
F. Voltaire, Letters Concerning the English Nation, 1734
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, 1686, 1687 ('The Sixth Evening')
Frederick II, 'Discourse on the Usefulness of the Arts and Sciences in a State', 27 January 1772
Index
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