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The English Galileo

The English Galileo
Author: Matthias Schemmel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781402054983
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The English Galileo—the title of this book draws on the extraordinary prominence of Galileo Galilei in the historiography of the early modern Scienti?c Revolution. At the same time it questions the uniqueness of Galileo (not as a person, of course, but as an early modern phenomenon) by proclaiming another ?gure of his kind: Thomas H- riot. But putting Harriot on a pedestal next to Galileo is not a concern of this book, which is rather motivated by questions of the following kind: How did modern s- ence come about? What were the processes of knowledge and concept transformation that led from premodern to modern science, and, more speci?cally, from preclassical to classical mechanics? Which aspects of these developments rely on the peculiarities of particular historical actors and what aspects re?ect more general characteristics of the knowledge system at the time and its potentials for development? To answer such questions it is obviously necessary to complement the existing studies on Galileo’s science with studies on the work of his lesser-known contemporaries; and it is imp- tant that these studies are carried out in similar detail to make the different prota- nists’ work comparable. Without such comparison—this is the basic assumption of this book—our understanding of the shared knowledge of early modern thinking and the processes of knowledge transformation from which modern science emerged will remain incomplete and biased.
The English Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 766
Authors: Matthias Schemmel
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-16 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The English Galileo—the title of this book draws on the extraordinary prominence of Galileo Galilei in the historiography of the early modern Scienti?c Revolution. At the same time it questions the uniqueness of Galileo (not as a person, of course, but as an early modern phenomenon) by proclaiming another ?gure
Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Stillman Drake
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press
This 3 volume collection includes 80 of the 130 papers published by Drake, most on Galileo but some on medieval and early modern science in general (principally mechanics). An essential supplement to Drake's translations and other books.
Thomas Harriot
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Robyn Arianrhod
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
As Robyn Arianrhod shows in this new biography, the most complete to date, Thomas Harriot was a pioneer in both the figurative and literal sense. Navigational adviser and loyal friend to Sir Walter Ralegh, Harriot--whose life was almost exactly contemporaneous to Shakespeare's--took part in the first expedition to colonize Virginia
Pocahontas and the English Boys
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-12 - Publisher: NYU Press
The captivating story of four young people—English and Powhatan—who lived their lives between cultures In Pocahontas and the English Boys, the esteemed historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman shifts the lens on the well-known narrative of Virginia’s founding to reveal the previously untold and utterly compelling story of the youths who, often
Historical Perspectives on Forms of English Dialogue
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Gabriella Mazzon
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: FrancoAngeli
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Thomas Harriot and His World
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Robert Fox
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge
This second volume of papers on Thomas Harriot edited by Professor Robert Fox is based on the annual Harriot lectures delivered at Oriel College, Oxford between 2000 and 2009. It complements the previous volume, published as Thomas Harriot: An Elizabethan Man of Science in 2000. The focus in several of
The Ghost of Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: J. L. Heilbron
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In 1643/4 the once-famous Francis Cleyn painted the unhappy young heir of Corfe Castle, John Bankes, and his tutor, Dr Maurice Williams. The painter is now almost forgotten,the painting much neglected, and the sitters themselves have left little to mark their lives, but on the table of the painting lies
The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740
Language: en
Pages: 529
Authors: Michael McKeon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-22 - Publisher: JHU Press
The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.
The Spirit of the English Magazines
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael McKeon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1832 - Publisher:
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors
Language: en
Pages: 3140
Authors: Samuel Austin Allibone
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1872 - Publisher:
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