Evidence and interpretation in studies on early science and medicine : essays in honor of John E. Murdoch


Evidence and interpretation in studies on early science and medicine : essays in honor of John E. Murdoch

edited by Edith Dudley Sylla, William R. Newman

Brill, 2009

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Includes index



The studies in this volume present early science in its rich and divergent complexity. Many historians of the Scientific Revolution have used early modern scholasticism to represent pre-seventeenth century science as a whole, but a close look at ancient, medieval, and even early modern scientific writers shows that before the Scientific Revolution - and not only in Europe - there were many and diverse traditions of interpreting the natural world. This book provides a broad range of historical evidence concerning early science, which may be used as a basis for new and more complex historical interpretations. Originally published as Volume XIV, Nos. 1-3 (2009) of Brill's journal Early Science and Medicine.


Introduction, William R. Newman & Edith Dudley Sylla ANCIENT Modes of Explanation in the Aristotelian Mechanical Problems, Jean De Groot Structures of Argument and Concepts of Force in the Aristotelian Mechanical Problems, Mark Schiefsky ISLAMIC/ARABIC The Simple Ontology of Kalam Atomism: An Outline, A. I. Sabra The Footprints of "Experiment" in Early Arabic Optics, Elaheh Kheirandish THE LATIN MIDDLE AGES The "Experience-Based Medicine" of the Thirteenth Century, Michael McVaugh The Intellect Naturalized: Roger Bacon on the Existence of Corporeal Species within the Intellect, Yael Raizman-Kedar Magic and the Physical World in Thirteenth-Century Scholasticism, Steven P. Marrone The Debate over the Nature of Motion: John Buridan, Nicole Oresme, and Albert of Saxony. With an Edition of John Buridan's Quaestiones super libros Physicorum, secundum ultimam lecturam, Book III, q. 7, Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen John Buridan and Critical Realism, Edith Dudley Sylla LATE MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND EARLY MODERN The Significance of "Chymical Atomism", William R. Newman Conjecture, Probabilism, and Provisional Knowledge in Renaissance Meteorology, Craig Martin Setting up Copernicus? Astronomy and Natural Philosophy in Giambattista Capuano da Manfredonia's Expositio on the Sphere, Michael H. Shank Copernicus's Mereological Vision of the Universe, Andre Goddu From "Dragonology" to Meteorology: Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and the Beginning of the Decline of the Dragon in China, Qiong Zhang Baroque Fire (A Note on Early-Modern Angelology), Anne A. Davenport Words, Lines, Diagrams, Images: Towards a History of Scientific Imagery, Christoph Luthy & Alexis Smets Index

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