The Sci Rev & models MSR

The Sci Rev & models MSR - (Working Definition) "Religion"...

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9/8/10 “Religion” (Working Definition) “A system of beliefs and practices directed toward the ‘ultimate concern’ of a society.” Ultimate concern: Ultimate meaning of central values of a society Ultimate, sacred, or supernatural power that stands behind those values
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9/8/10 The Scientific Revolution Magic, Science and Religion Lou Ann Trost
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9/8/10 Was there a “Scientific Revolution”? Term coined 1939 by Alexander Koyre (French) First occurred in book title in 1954 (A. R. Hall) Was there a field of “science” to change ? (“natural philosophy”) “Revolution” meant periodically recurring cycle, until 18th century
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9/8/10 Themes Rejection of Aristotelian thought, teleology Move from geocentric to heliocentric planetary system Observation and induction Mechanization/nature as machine (clock) Mathematization – use of math for
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9/8/10 Overview 1. Copernicus and heliocentrism – 1543 2. Francis Bacon – natural philosopher 3. Kepler – astronomer 4. Galileo – astronomer and physicist – 1632 5. Descartes – mathematician and philosopher
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9/8/10 Nicholas Copernicus (1473- 1543)
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9/8/10 Aristotelian/Ptolemaic (Ptolemy) Universe
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9/8/10 Copernican Model
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Copernicus (1473-1543) De Revolutionibus ( On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres ), published 1543 Mathematician, astronomer, physician, Catholic cleric, governor,
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