Article ID: CBB000932569

Introduction (2009)

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Newman, William Royall (Author)
Sylla, Edith Dudley (Author)


Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Volume: 14
Pages: 1--21


Publication Date: 2009
Edition Details: Introduction to special issue: Evidence and Interpretation: Studies on Early Science and Medicine in Honor of John E. Murdoch
Language: English

At a colloquium held in May 2007 at Boston College to honor John E. Murdoch on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, some of the authors represented in this volume concluded that what had transpired was of sufficient novelty and interest to warrant a volume of essays reflecting on the present state of studies in early science. Many, but not all of those present at the colloquium and represented in this volume were former students of Murdoch's at Harvard and the papers in this volume only partly overlap with the papers presented at the colloquium. Nevertheless the very diversity of this volume is itself in part a testament to Murdoch's practice of encouraging his students to pursue their own interests, however distant from his own research they might be. The present volume shows that the current oversimplified picture of medieval science is in some measure a self-fulfilling prophecy, resulting from a historiographical tradition that has culled out factors that were not obvious precursors to the grand themes of the Scientific Revolution as envisaged by mid-twentieth-century scholars. In reality, the canonical picture of the Scientific Revolution itself needs drastic rewriting, but before this can be done properly, the Middle Ages must be intensively revisited both for its own sake and for what it had to contribute to later science

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Article Raizman-Kedar, Yael (2009) The Intellect Naturalized: Roger Bacon on the Existence of Corporeal Species within the Intellect. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 131). unapi

Article McVaugh, Michael (2009) The “Experience-Based Medicine” of the Thirteenth Century. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 105). unapi

Article Sabra, A. I. (2009) The Simple Ontology of Kalām Atomism: An Outline. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 68). unapi

Article Zhang, Qiong (2009) From “Dragonology” to Meteorology: Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and the Beginning of the Decline of the Dragon in China. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 340). unapi

Article Kheirandish, Elaheh (2009) Footprints of “Experiment” in Early Arabic Optics. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 79). unapi

Article Davenport, Anne A. (2009) Baroque Fire (A Note on Early-Modern Angelology). Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 369). unapi

Article Martin, Craig (2009) Conjecture, Probabilism, and Provisional Knowledge in Renaissance Meteorology. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 265). unapi

Article Newman, William R. (2009) The Significance of “Chymical Atomism”. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 248). unapi

Article Marrone, Steven P. (2009) Magic and the Physical World in Thirteenth-Century Scholasticism. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 158). unapi

Article Thijssen, Johannes M. M. H. (2009) 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. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 186). unapi

Article Lüthy, Christoph; Smets, Alexis (2009) Words, Lines, Diagrams, Images: Towards a History of Scientific Imagery. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 398). unapi

Article Sylla, Edith Dudley (2009) John Buridan and Critical Realism. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 211). unapi

Article Goddu, André (2009) Copernicus's Mereological Vision of the Universe. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 316). unapi

Article Shank, Michael H. (2009) Setting Up Copernicus? Astronomy and Natural Philosophy in Giambattista Capuano da Manfredonia's Expositio on the Sphere. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 290). unapi

Article Schiefsky, Mark (2009) Structures of Argument and Concepts of Force in the Aristotelian Mechanical Problems. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 43). unapi

Article De Groot, Jean (2009) Modes of Explanation in the Aristotelian “Mechanical Problems”. Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period (p. 22). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Cohen, H. Floris
Newman, William R.
Willson, Catherine
Shugart, Cecil G.
Shea, William R.
Schueren, Eric van der
Journals
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
European Review
Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science
Publishers
Springer Nature
Springer
Regnery
Presses de l'Université Laval
Memphis State Univ. Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Concepts
Revolutions in science
Science, general histories
Historiography
Conference proceedings
Development of science; change in science
Science and religion
People
Murdoch, John Emery
Shapin, Steven
Vanini, Giulio Cesare
Oresme, Nicole
Needham, Joseph
Merchant, Carolyn
Time Periods
Medieval
Early modern
17th century
Renaissance
Ancient
20th century
Places
Spain
Greece
Europe
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