The Scientific Revolution Revisited - cover image

Copyright

Mikuláš Teich

Published On

2015-04-20

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-122-9
Hardback978-1-78374-123-6
PDF978-1-78374-124-3
HTML978-1-80064-481-6
EPUB978-1-78374-125-0
MOBI978-1-78374-126-7

Language

  • English

Print Length

156 pages (x + 146)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 8 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.33" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 11 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.44" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback506g (17.85oz)
Hardback881g (31.08oz)

Media

Illustrations15

OCLC Number

908833490

LCCN

2019452885

BIC

  • PDX
  • HBTB
  • HBJD

BISAC

  • SCI034000
  • HIS054000
  • HIS010000

LCC

  • Q125.2

Keywords

  • Scientific Revolution
  • science
  • society
  • seventeenth century
  • Europe
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The Scientific Revolution Revisited

  • Mikuláš Teich (author)
The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting their progress towards science as we now know it and insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment. The Scientific Revolution was marked by the global expansion of trade by European powers and by interstate rivalries for a stake in the developing world market, in which advanced medieval China, remarkably, did not participate. It is in the wake of these happenings, in Teich's original retelling, that the Thirty Years War and the Scientific Revolution emerge as products of and factors in an uneven transition in European and world history: from natural philosophy to modern science, feudalism to capitalism, the late medieval to the early modern period.
With a narrative that moves from pre-classical thought to the European institutionalisation of science – and a scope that embraces figures both lionised and neglected, such as Nicole Oresme, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Thaddeus Hagecius, Johann Joachim Becher – The Scientific Revolution Revisited illuminates the social and intellectual sea changes that shaped the modern world.

Reviews

Mikuláš Teich's new book draws on 60 years of scholarship. In it he develops an original thesis that the scientific revolution is both a factor in and a product of wide-ranging societal transformation. [...] The scientific revolution is a part of our common heritage. Understanding how it came about and continues to unfold should be part of the professional formation of every scientist, engineer and educationist.

Ian Benson

EducationEye, vol. Spring 2016, 2016.

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Contents

1. From Pre-classical to Classical Pursuits

(pp. 1–28)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.01

2. Experimentation and Quantification

(pp. 29–54)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.02

3. Institutionalisation of Science

(pp. 55–74)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.03

4. Truth(s)

(pp. 75–82)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.04

5. The Scientific Revolution: The Big Picture

(pp. 83–100)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.05

6. West and East European Contexts

(pp. 101–118)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.06

Epilogue

(pp. 119–124)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.07

Introduction

(pp. 5–10)
  • Mikuláš Teich
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0054.08

Contributors

Mikuláš Teich

(author)
Emeritus Fellow of Robinson College at University of Cambridge