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The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science By: John Henry Chapter One – The Scientific Revolution and the Historiography of Science I. The Scientific Revolution A. A name given by historians of science to the period in European history when the conceptual, methodological, and instrumental foundations of modern science were first established. B. It is primarily a historian’s conceptual category in the 17 th century. C. Highly significant and far reaching changes brought about in all aspects of European culture concerned with nature of the physical world. 1. How it should be studied, analyzed, and represented. 2. How many of these developments continue to play a significant part in modern science. D. Medieval natural philosophy provided foundation because of the achievements of medieval thinkers. 1. Astronomy and cosmology 2. Optics, kinematics, and other mathematical sciences 3. Development of notion of natural laws and experimental method. II. Continuist Historiography
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