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In the article “The Origins of Western Science” by David Hess he covers the history of the scientific revolution dating from 1500 to 1700. He begins by introducing the theorists Aristotle and Ptolemy, who along with other philosophers and theorists Hess claims first sparked the scientific revolution. The scientific revolution began in Europe during the beginning of the 16 th century, which began an age that would be deemed “Western science” by Asia and the Middle East. In class we learned by watching the
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Unformatted text preview: video clip which focused on mathematics, trade, architecture, and the many other scientific inventions that also came from Asia and the Middle East, but had been relatively unacknowledged by the history books. In addition to the video clip, Hodgsons article discusses the idea that map makers often exaggerated their renderings of Europe, as well as in their history books. Western influence typically exaggerated its position within the scientific revolution, despite its worldwide origins....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course GLOBAL 1 taught by Professor Gunn during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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