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The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemology

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This book casts new light on the process that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a profound transformation in the s... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This book casts new light on the process that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a profound transformation in the study of nature with the emergence of mechanistic philosophy, the new mixed mathematics, and the establishment of the experimental approach. It is argued that modern European science originated from Hellenistic mathematics not so much because of rediscovery of the latter but rather because its 'applied' components, namely mechanics, optics, harmonics, and astronomy, and their methodologies continued to be transmitted throughout the Middle Ages without serious interruption. Furthermore, it is proposed that these 'applied' components played a role in their entirety; thus, for example, 'new' mechanics derived not only from 'old' mechanics but also from harmonics, optics, and astronomy. Unlike other texts on the subject, the role of mathematicians is stressed over that of philosophers of nature and the focus is particularly on epistemological aspects. In exploring Galilean and post-Galilean epistemology, attention is paid to the contributions of Galileo's disciples and also the impact of his enemies. The book will appeal to both historians of science and scientists.

Danilo Capecchi is Professor of Mechanics of Solids and History of Science at the University of Rome La Sapienza. His research into the history of science focuses mainly on classical mechanics.

Autorentext
Danilo Capecchi is Professor of Mechanics of Solids and History of Science at the University of Rome La Sapienza. His research into the history of science focuses mainly on classical mechanics.

Inhalt
Ancient mixed mathematics.- Skills and mathematics in the Renaissance Italy.- New forms of natural philosophy and mixed mathematics.- Galilean epistemology.- Post-Galilean epistemology. Experimental physico-mathematica.- Concluding remarks.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemology
Untertitel: Reinterpreting the Birth of Modern Science
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EAN: 9783319583105
ISBN: 978-3-319-58310-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Grundlagen
Anzahl Seiten: 533
Veröffentlichung: 08.07.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 13.4 MB