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Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge History of Science)

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Publisher Comments:

Man and Nature in the Renaissance offers an introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phases of the scientific revolution, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance science has frequently been approached in terms of the progress of the exact sciences of mathematics and astronomy, to the neglect of the broader intellectual context of the period. Conversely, those authors who have emphasized the latter frequently play down the importance of the technical scientific developments. In this book, Professor Debus amalgamates these approaches: The exact sciences of the period are discussed in detail, but reference is constantly made to religious and philosophical concepts that play little part in the science of our own time. Thus, the renewed interest in mystical texts and the subsequent impact of alchemy, astrology, and natural magic on the development of modern science and medicine are central to the account. Major themes that are followed throughout the book include the effects of humanism, the search for a new method of science, and the dialogue between proponents of the mystical-occult world view and the mathematical-observational approach to nature.

Synopsis:

An introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phrases of the scientific revolution.

Synopsis:

An integrated introduction to science and medicine from the mid-fifteenth to the mid-seventeenth century. Unlike almost all other books on this period it gives due weight to religious, philosophical and mystical movements which influenced contemporary science.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Tradition and reform; 2. The chemical key; 3. The study of nature in a changing world; 4. The study of man; 5. A new world system; 6. New methods and a new science; 7. The new philosophy - a chemical debate; 8. Epilogue and indecision; Suggestions for further reading; Sources of quotations; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521293280
Editor:
Basalla, George
Author:
Debus, Allen G.
Editor:
Basalla, George
Author:
Hannaway, Owen
Author:
Basalla, George
Author:
Debus, A. G.
Author:
Debus, Allen George
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
History
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Science, Renaissance
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Science
Series Volume:
v. 25
Publication Date:
19781031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
9.04x6.06x.45 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An integrated introduction to science and medicine from the mid-fifteenth to the mid-seventeenth century. Unlike almost all other books on this period it gives due weight to religious, philosophical and mystical movements which influenced contemporary science.
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