Renaissance astronomy, Descarte, Bacon, Hooke, Huygens, Cassini, Hevelius

Renaissance astronomy, Descarte, Bacon, Hooke, Huygens, Cassini, Hevelius

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RENE DESCARTE 1596-1650 BORN IN LA HAYE, FRANCE LIVED AT THE SAME TIME AS GALILEO KNOWN AS THE “FATHER OF PHILOSOPHY” HE “DISMISSED”
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DESCARTE “THE DIFFICULTY WITH THE WIDER APPLICATION OF THE METHOD OF THE GEOMETER WAS THAT GEOMETRICAL REASONING BEGAN FROM ESTABLISHED TRUTHS, WHEREAS, IN EVERY DAY LIFE, PEOPLE TOOK FOR TRUE WHAT MAY IN FACT HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN ASSUMPTIONS THAT THEY HAD ADOPTED IN CHILDHOOD AND HAD
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SIR FRANCIS BACON 1561-1626 BORN IN LONDON 1ST VICOUNT OF ST. ALBAN PHILOSOPHER STATESMAN LAWYER JURIST
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FRANCIS BACON PRIMARILY REMEMBERED AS THE DEVELOPER OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD FOUNDED THE “NEW ATLANTIS” FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE KNOWN FOR HIS PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SCIENCE
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SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES ACCADEMIA DEI LINCEI (ITALY) Founded in 1603 by Federico Cesi NAMED AFTER THE LYNX BECAUSE IT HAD SHARP VISION GALILEO WAS A MEMBER ACCADEMIA DEL CIMENTO (ITALY) FOUNDED IN 1657 BY STUDENTS OF GALILEO FUNDED BY GRAND DUKE FERDINANDO II DE’ MEDICI
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WILLIAM GILBERT 1544-1603 PROFESSIONALL Y HE WAS A PHYSICIAN IN ON THE MAGNET HE ARGUED THAT THE EARTH IS A MAGNET HE ARGUED, CORRECTLY,
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ROBERT HOOKE 1635-1703 A RENAISSANCE MAN – CAPABLE IN PHYSICS, MATH, ASTRONOMY AND PHILOSPHY PROFESSIONALLY – AN ARCHITECT HE COLLABORATED WITH CHRISTOPHER WREN IN REBUILDING LONDON AFTER THE GREAT FIRE OF 1666 A ROYALIST AND CHURCHMAN WHO MAINTAINED THAT SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE SHOULD AGREE IF BOTH WERE INTERPRETED CORRECTLY. HE FOUGHT WITH CHURCHMEN WHO CLAIMED THAT THE BIBLE TAUGHT A STATIONARY EARTH. BACON HAD
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course AST 3043 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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Renaissance astronomy, Descarte, Bacon, Hooke, Huygens, Cassini, Hevelius

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