Book ID: CBB339210458

Rethinking Stevin, Stevin Rethinking: Constructions of a Dutch Polymath (2020)


Davidson, Eric (Author)
Dijksterhuis, Fokko Jan (Author)
Vermij, Rienk H. (Author)
Stamhuis, Ida H. (Author)


Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 274
Language: English

"This book studies the Dutch mathematician Simon Stevin (1548-1620) as a new type of 'man of knowledge'. Traditionally, Stevin is best known for his contributions to the 'Archimedean turn'. This innovative volume moves beyond this conventional image by bringing many other aspects of his work into view, by analysing the connections between the multiple strands of his thinking and by situating him in a broader European context. Like other multi-talents ('polymaths') in his time (several of whom are discussed in this volume), Stevin made an important contribution to the transformation of the ideal of knowledge in early modern Europe. This book thus provides new insights into the phenomenon of 'polymaths' in general and in the case of Stevin in particular"--

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Review Tamara Caulkins (2022) Review of "Rethinking Stevin, Stevin Rethinking: Constructions of a Dutch Polymath". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 870-871). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Johns, Adrian
Bunge, Wiep van
Devreese, J. T.
Berghe, Guido Vanden
Andersen, Kirsti
Maffioli, Cesare S.
Science in Context
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Foundations of Science
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
University of Chicago Press
European Mathematical Society
Reaktion Books
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Knowledge and learning
Intellectual history
Stevin, Simon
Newton, Isaac
Pascal, Blaise
Flamsteed, John
Spinoza, Baruch
Del Monte, Guidobaldo
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
15th century
19th century
Great Britain
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Marburg. Universität
Cambridge University

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