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The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis

The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis (New)

by Dear, Peter (ed)

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780226139470, 0226139476


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This collection brings together thirteen articles on early modern Western science, each representing an important contribution to the ways in which the scientific revolution is regarded today. The anthology features classic and prize-winning articles by renowned scholars, including:

  • "Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society," by Peter Dear;
  • "The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory," by Robert S. Westman;
  • "Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science," by Owen Hannaway;
  • "Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England," by Lesley B. Cormack;
  • "What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution?" by Keith Hutchison; and
  • "Galileo, Motion, and Essences," by Margaret J. Osler.


  • "Scientific Patronage: Galileo and the Telescope," by Richard S. Westfall;
  • "The Telescope in the Seventeenth Century," by Albert Van Helden;
  • "Descartes on Refraction," by Bruce S. Eastwood;
  • "Early Seventeenth-Century Atomism," by Christoph Meinel;
  • "Robert Boyle and Structural Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century," by Thomas S. Kuhn;
  • "Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter," by B. J. T. Dobbs;
  • "The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England," by Steven Shapin; and
  • "Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy," by Londa Scheibinger.

This carefully structured collection will help readers approach complex questions--involving argument and experiment, audience and agency, authority and institutions.

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Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

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The House of Owls The House of Owls
Angell, Tony
Yale University Press

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Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

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Grant, Kenneth

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