L5 - NATS 1840 Lecture 5 Commerce and Science in The...

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NATS 1840 – Lecture 5 – Commerce and Science in The Scientific Revolution The Scientific Revolution - Scientific Revolution, 16 th and 17 th centuries, Renaissance and Reformation - Economic and political conditions, Medieval feudalism and Renaissance capitalism Medieval agricultural revolution (ploughs and horses, crop rotation, fertilizing), crop output and population Capitalism and feudalism, land based economy, goods based economy International trade, ocean transport - Conceptual changes that marked the Scientific Revolution Shift from a geocentric cosmology to a heliocentric cosmology Size of universe, terrestrial and celestial physics Social and religious impacts Professional scientific societies, journals, public science Quantification, standardization Institutional and methodological impacts - Economic concerns, navigation, international trade and astronomy - Economics and science, impact of trade and commerce on knowledge Objectivity and the Growth of Science
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