Sci 8 - Class 8 Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:36 PM From the...

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Class 8 Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:36 PM From the Mechanical Universe to Newtonian Mechanics Decartes way of science was so comprehensive, you can leave behind all other systems of science (aristotle) completely Il cogito--I think therefore I am is what this entire system is built upon But following his system allows them totally intellectual freedom from church and every one else Cartesianism trumps everything that came before, not just a modern philoshophy Intellectual resources as well You have everything but the fact because cartesianism isn't big on facts You've thrown out everything before 1543 It's appealing to this generation who wants to think in a new way and doesn't have the vehicles to do that
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People don't want something so radical, (also it was too polarized and restricting) so they turn to Newtonian physics 30 Years war Religion in nature, but it's political Princes can get out from under pope and king Giant armies tramping all over Europe Old order is being swept away, so civilization is crumbling, chaos errupting, but potential to bring in new order Ends up where scientists are caught between new monarch kings and church Royal society of london is founded with absolute royal support, but no royal funds
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Sci 8 - Class 8 Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:36 PM From the...

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