PHIL 464 - The Scientific Revolution
Section: 001
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in History or Philosophy.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course deals with a pivotal period in the history of philosophy and the history of science: the Scientific Revolution (ca. 1500–1700). This era witnessed the development of sciences such as astronomy, mechanics, and anatomy into something recognizably modern, as well as the general movement of experimental scientific activity from a culturally marginal to a central position. In addition to examining the historical and philosophical significance of these changes, we will consider the influence during this period of “pseudo” or “marginal” sciences (as they later came to be characterized) such as alchemy and astrology, which counted many of the major early modern scientists as their adepts. One goal here is to understand the historical and philosophical relations of such sciences to the more orthodox sciences during this period.

PHIL 464 - The Scientific Revolution
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
28847
Open
5
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Note:
Other readings will be available on the C-Tools site for the course.
ISBN: 0521293286
Man & nature in the Renaissance., Author: Allen G. Debus., Publisher: CAMBRIDGE U PR Repr. 1978
Required
ISBN: 0521292956
The construction of modern science : mechanisms and mechanics, Author: Richard S. Westfall., Publisher: Cambridge University Press Repr. 1994
Required
ISBN: 9780521636469
Descartes: "The World" and other writings, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780872209374
The essential Galileo, Author: Galileo Galilei ; edited and translated by Maurice A. Finocchiaro., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780872204706
Selected philosophical works of Francis Bacon, Author: Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626., Publisher: Hackett Pub 1999
Required
ISBN: 0521538483
Philosophical writings, Author: Isaac Newton. Ed. by Andrew Janiak., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Repr. 2004
Required
ISBN: 0872201228
Selected philosophical papers of Robert Boyle, Author: edited with an introduction by M.A. Stewart., Publisher: Hackett 1991
Required
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