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Grasso Williams Humanities 152-02 Instructor Garnet Branch 21 February 2011 Question One: Kepler: 1 ) He was a German mathematician. 2) He showed that the five known planets moved around the sun in elliptical paths. Galileo: 1) He was Kepler’s Italian contemporary. 2) His discoveries immediately aroused opposition from Catholics and Protestants committed to maintaining orthodox Christian beliefs, especially as set forth in Scripture. Bacon: 1) He was an English scientist and politician. 2) He published his Novum Organum (“New Method”), an impassionate plea for objectivity and clear thinking and the strongest defense of the empirical method ever written. Descartes: 1) He is the founder of Modern Western philosophy. 2) His writings revived the ancient Greek quest to discover how one knows what ones knows, and his methods made the discipline of philosophy wholly independent of theology.
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Newton: 1) He was a great English astronomer and mathematician. 2) He moved the new learning from its foundations in methodical speculation
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