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Reconfiguring the World Nature, God, and Human Understanding from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Europe

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ISBN-10: 0801896568

ISBN-13: 9780801896569

Edition: 2010

Authors: Margaret J. Osler

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Change in human understanding of the natural world during the early modern period marks one of the most important episodes in intellectual history. This era is often referred to as the scientific revolution, but recent scholarship has challenged traditional accounts. Here, in Reconfiguring the World, Margaret J. Osler treats the development of the sciences in Europe from the early sixteenth to the late seventeenth centuries as a complex and multifaceted process.The worldview embedded in modern science is a relatively recent development. Osler aims to convey a nuanced understanding of how the natural world looked to early modern thinkers such as Galileo, Descartes, Boyle, and Newton. She…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 7/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Western View of the World before 1500
Winds of Change: Searching for a New Philosophy of Nature
Observing the Heavens: From Aristotelian Cosmology to the Uniformity of Nature
Creating a New Philosophy of Nature
Shifting Boundaries: From Mixed Mathematics to Mathematical Physics
Exploring the Properties of Matter: Alchemy and Chemistry
Studying Life: Plants, Animals, and Humans
Rethinking the Universe: Newton on Gravity and God
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