The Structure of Scientific Revolutions | Study Guide

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions | Key Figures

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Aristotle Aristotle was a 4th-century-BCE philosopher, and is considered to be the first scientist. He developed theories on subjects ranging from art to biology, and politics to astronomy. Read More
Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus was a 15th-century astronomer. He is famous for having developed the heliocentric theory, which asserts the earth orbits the sun. Read More
René Descartes René Descartes was a 17th-century thinker, who developed an influential theory of natural events "explained in terms of corpuscular shape, size, motion, and interaction." Read More
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a 20th-century theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity, which, when combined with evidentiary support, supplanted Newtonian physics. Read More
Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was a 16th-century polymath, who supported Copernicus's heliocentric views, and contributed observations foundational to modern astronomy and physics. He was also a key contributor to the scientific revolution. Read More
Isaac Newton Isaac Newton was a 17th-century astronomer, mathematician, and physicist, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Among his many contributions was the development of the principles of modern physics. Read More
Christiaan Huygens Christiaan Huygens was a 17th-century astronomer and physicist, who introduced the wave theory of light.
Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler was a 17th-century astronomer, mathematician, and a central figure in the scientific revolution. He discovered three laws of planetary motion.
Antoine Lavoisier Antoine Lavoisier was an 18th-century chemist, who was influential in both chemistry and biology. He discovered the role oxygen plays in combustion.
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