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Unformatted text preview: 1. Proposes Law of Universal Gravitation 2. Explains Keplers ellipses with Galileos material universe 3. World seen in mechanistic terms II. Scientific Methodology Emerges A. Francis Bacon 1. Wants to reconstruct science on experimental principles 2. Go from particular events to the general rule B. Ren Descartes 1. Rational doubt with deduction 2. Not based on experiment, Required reasoning from first principles C. Received wisdom not good enough III. KEY IDEAS A. Mechanical Universe B. World is rational and explicable C. God the Watchmaker, not really central D. Experimental method: replicability E. Question Authority...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '08
- Scientific Revolution