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Unformatted text preview: aristotelianism Newton Francis Bacon- used induction to figure out rules from them, proving Descartes wrong about vortices 1660- founding of the Royal Society Rene Descartes-Robert Hooke (scientist as a job)- cells, microscopes, working for the royal society Robert Boyle (aristocrat)- gas law Leibniz- interested in relating theology to natural philosophy- claimed to have invented calculus Descartes vs. Bacon- vortices that hold planets in orbit, Newton says vortices don’t make sense, Descartes makes thought experiments Newton does actual experiments Louis XIV- development of scientific society in Paris Alfonso...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course HSOC hsoc001 taught by Professor Tresh during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.
- Spring '10