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Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the transformation in world-view during the period was affected by broader historical terms. Themes such as the spread of Puritanism, the decline of witchcraft and magic, and the incorporation of science as an integral part of the intellectual milieu of late seventeenth-century England.

Contents

The medieval world picture. Renaissance theories of nature. Technology and the crafts. Witchcraft and popular magic in the Renaissance. The Copernican Revolution. Galileo: science and religion. Bacon: the reform of learning. The Baconian tradition and the Puritan movement. Descartes: the mechanization of the world picture. The Royal Society and the mechanical world view. The Newtonian world view.

Name: The Scientific Revolution (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Harman. Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the transformation in world-view during the...
Categories: Early Modern History 1500-1750, History of Science & Technology, Philosophy of Science