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The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics (Cambridge History of Science)

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Publisher Comments:

This introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century examines the so-called 'scientific revolution' in terms of the interplay between two major themes. The Platonic-Pythagorean tradition looked on nature in geometric terms with the conviction that the cosmos was constructed according to the principles of mathematical order, while the mechanical philosophy conceived of nature as a huge machine and sought to explain the hidden mechanisms behind phenomena. Pursuing different goals, these two movements of thought tended to conflict with each other, and more than the obviously mathematical sciences were affected - the influence spread as far as chemistry and the life sciences. As this book demonstrates, the full fruition of the scientific revolution required a resolution of the tension between the two dominant trends.

Synopsis:

First published by Wiley in 1971. This is an introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century. Instead of simply listing discoveries, the author presents a new pattern of organization for students that is designed to integrate separate facts into a coherent and comprehensive whole.

Synopsis:

The interplay between the Platonic-Pythagorean tradition and the mechanical philosophy during the ???scientific revolution???.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Celestial dynamics and terrestrial mechanics; 2. The mechanical philosophy; 3. Mechanical science; 4. Mechanical chemistry; 5. Biology and the mechanical philosophy; 6. Organization of the scientific enterprise; 7. The science of mechanics; 8. Newtonian dynamics; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521292955
Editor:
Basalla, George
Editor:
Hannaway, Owen
Editor:
Basalla, George
Editor:
Hannaway, Owen
Author:
Basalla, George
Author:
Westfall, Richard S.
Author:
Hannaway, Owen
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Physics-Classical Mechanics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 160-165.
Series:
Cambridge History of Science
Series Volume:
[28]
Publication Date:
19780131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
171
Dimensions:
8.93x5.98x.47 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published by Wiley in 1971. This is an introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century. Instead of simply listing discoveries, the author presents a new pattern of organization for students that is designed to integrate separate facts into a coherent and comprehensive whole.
"Synopsis" by , The interplay between the Platonic-Pythagorean tradition and the mechanical philosophy during the ???scientific revolution???.
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