Course Delivery

Students will be able to complete the course asynchronously, but will be asked to participate if they can in some synchronous elements that will be scheduled Monday 12:35-14:25 and Wednesday 12:35-13:25.

This course examines the great changes in science, technology and the practice of science during the the early modern period and traditionally called “the Scientific Revolution”.

We shall explore the new conceptions of mechanism and the body, matter and motion and the new methods of experimental and mathematical reasonings. This shift in outlook will be examined in the broader cultural and philosophical transformations with a concentration on selected notable figures and texts as nodes in the development of the modern picture of science.