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The Scientific Revolution of the 17 th Century Philosophy and Art
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Before 1500 16 th + 17 th Centuries Life organic + interdependent Science = Church + Aristotle Medieval scientists based on reason and faith + to understand god’s plan Important issues: God, soul, ethics, explain natural phenomena Goal: to live in harmony with Nature World a machine Science = experimentation + observation: Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Newton New Science based on inquiry, analysis, experimentation Important Issues: mathematical explanation for laws of universe. Goal: to control Nature
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important work: Novum Organum (1620) BACON advocated INDUCTIVE REASONING : Knowledge gained through senses , objectivity, and experimentation: the empirical/scientific method. Since Bacon the goal of science has been knowledge that can be used to dominate and control nature (mother earth). The Father of Modern Science
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course HUM 2230 taught by Professor Sarahblanton during the Summer '11 term at Daytona State College.

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