322D-SciRev-2011f-syl(1) - The Scientific Revolution of the...

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The Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century HIS 322D — 39255 Prof. Bruce J. Hunt GAR 2.106 Fall 2011 hours: MW 3:30–4:00, F 10–11, & by appt. GAR 0.102 232–6109 bjhunt@mail.utexas.edu MWF 11:00–12:00 TAs: Frank Benn BUR 306 MW 12–1 Sean Killen BUR 306 MW 9:30–10:30 The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century produced a series of fundamental shifts in the ways people have understood the natural world and their own place in it. In this course we will examine the roots and course of this revolution and trace the outlines of the new world it helped to create. Books : Peter Dear, Revolutionizing the Sciences (2nd edition, 2009), John Henry, Knowledge is Power (2002), Galileo Galilei, The Essential Galileo (ed. Maurice Finocchiaro, 2008), James Gleick, Isaac Newton (2003), Michael Matthews (ed.), The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy (1989) . Course grades will be +/– and will be based on three essay exams (25% each) and a short paper on a topic to be assigned (25%). There will be no separate final exam. In place of the second exam, you may elect to write a 5–7 page research paper, due on Oct. 28. If you choose to write
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