The History of Science from Augustine to Galileo

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Courier Dover Publications, 1959 - Science - 464 pages
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Richly illuminating study of the Western scientific tradition from its decay after the collapse of the Roman Empire to its full reflowering in the 17th century. Topics include the incorporation of Greek and Arabic learning, criticism of Aristotle in the later Middle Ages and the Scientific Revolution itself. Over 60 illus. Introduction. Bibliography. 1959 edition.
  

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Contents

LIST OF PLATES
17
SCIENCE IN wESTERN CHRISTENDOM
29
Pliny
37
the Timteus 4450
44
THE RECEPTION OF GRECOARABIC
51
The transmission of science from the Greeks to the Arabs
67
THE SYSTEM OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT
80
Aristotles cosmology natural place and natural motion
86
Plato
69
Aristotles explanation of change nature four causes
84
Olivi Marchia theories of projectile motion and free fall
87
Mathematical Physics in the Later Middle Ages
97
5 The Continuity of Medieval and 17thCentury Science 115
115
first matter classifications of science mathematics
124
THE REVOLUTION IN SCIENTIFIC
131
2 Astronomy and the New Mechanics 174
174

3 Meteorology and Optics
110
Mechanics and Magnetism
125
Petrus
132
Chemistry
139
Biology
149
TECHNICS AND SCIENCE
183
Agriculture
196
building transport 21314 Cartography 21416 Mechanical
217
treatment and drugs 22831
242
LIST OF PLATES
13
Marliani
17
Latin writers on technology 1836 Classifications
19
1 The Scientific Method of the Later Scholastics 17
33
Aristotle Euclid and the conception of demonstration 1720
47
Conceptions of dimensions 5051 Atomism 514 Void
54
3 Dynamics Terrestrial and Celestial 61
61
Copernicus 17485 Tycho Brahe 185
185
philosophy of science Descartes 20626
200
3 Physiology and the Method of Experiment and Measurement 226
226
The Extension of Mathematical Methods to Instruments
249
and the rainbow Descartes 2589
256
5 Chemistry 259
259
Botany 267
267
Anatomy and Comparative Animal Morphology
273
Art and anatomy Leonardo da Vinci geology 2735
288
scientific method mechanical philosophy
302
mechanism mind and body causation 30612 Science
315
NOTES TO PLATES
337
BIBLIOGRAPHY 359
364
INDEX 173
367
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