Philosophia, Historia, Mathematica: Shifting Sands in the Disciplinary Geography of the Seventeenth Century

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Abstract

Something very important happened in our knowledge of the physical world in the seventeenth century. A number of very smart people made discoveries about the natural world that fundamentally changed our way of looking at things. But as important as the individual accomplishments of individual seventeenth-century scientists were, an important part of the story lies in the disciplinary and institutional history of that important century. What was new and important was not only Copernicus and Kepler, Descartes and Galileo, Leibniz and Newton, but the changes that happened in the larger framework in which they work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in History and Philosophy of Science(Netherlands)
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in History and Philosophy of Science(Netherlands)
Volume24
ISSN (Print)1871-7381
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1958

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • History
  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Eighteenth Century
  • Natural World
  • Philosophical Transaction
  • Scientific Revolution
  • Seventeenth Century

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