Lecture 8 - Lecture 8 I. Story of S.R. I I. Guest Speaker I...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 8 I. Story of S.R. I I. Guest Speaker I I I. Technological revolution IV. Enlightenment project V. Sen Reworking the scientific (r)evolution and enlightenment project Story of the Scientific Revolution o o Revolution 360 degree tu rn Western Eurasian(WE) scientific paradigm shift in 1500s o Altered views of humanity, universe, and scientific methods Development of scientific method Forming of a hypothesis Seeing the revolution as evolution o o o Egyptian geometry Babylonian mathematics Chinese math and medicine o o o Counting the major stars Acupuncture Indian surgery and math Amerindian astronomy Ancient Greeks o Hippocrates Aristotle Ptolemy's geocentric theory Arabic achievements The M yth of the scientific Revolution A scientific Revolution case study o Was there a SR? o Was i t an actual historical event? What do we mean by myth? Two things: we mean myth in the sense of a fabricated story that may or may not have t ruthful elements We also mean "myth" in the sense of mythological, origin story that takes place in a fantastical time and features ancestors who achieved magnificent things o o o Plato (428-348 BCE) and Ar istotle (384-322 BCE) Plato (1.) points up towards the heavens, Aristotle down to earth Their philosophies formed the basis for most of western scholarship in Western Europe during the 16th C ...
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Lecture 8 - Lecture 8 I. Story of S.R. I I. Guest Speaker I...

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