Science, Religion and Society, 1500-1700: From Paracelsus to Newton (Variorum Collected Studies)

Science, Religion and Society, 1500-1700: From Paracelsus to Newton (Variorum Collected Studies)

By: P.M. Rattansi (author)Hardback

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P.M. Rattansi is Emeritus Professor of the History of Science at University College London, UK

Contents

Contents: Introduction; GENERAL: Science and religion in the 17th century; Alchemy and natural magic in Raleigh's History of the World; PARACELSUS AND VAN HELMONT: Sart and science: the Paracelsian vision; Paracelsus and Protestant millenarianism in 16th-17th century England; Paracelsus and the Puritan Revolution; The Helmontian-Galenist controversy in Restoration England; NEWTON: Newton and the 'Pipes of Pan'; Newton's alchemical studies; Voltaire and the Enlightenment image of Newton; HISTORIOGRAPHY AND 'PHILOSOPHY oF SCIENCE': The intellectual origins of the Royal Society; Recovering the Paracelsian milieu; Reform as renovatio in 16th-century sciences and medicine; Early-modern art, 'practical' mathematics and matter theory; The social interpretation of science in the 17th century; Puritanism and science: The 'Merton thesis' after fifty years; Hayek, Popper and scientism; History and philosophy of science and multicultural science teaching; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780860789024
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9780860789024
  • ISBN10: 0860789020

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