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Author: Margaret J. Osler
ISBN: 0801896568
Language: English
Pages: 200 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
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Aimed at undergraduates, it will have its place in both history of science courses and surveys of the early modern period. It will as well satisfy anyone in need of a primer on the nature of early modern science. Reconfiguring the World is a rich story that captures much of the best historiography of the past couple of decades―the exciting new work on alchemy, the religious roots of modern science, the contributions of Arabic thinkers (not just their 'transmitting' of Greek and Roman knowledge), and the integration of natural history and natural philosophy.

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Change in human understanding of the natural world during the early modern period marks one of the most important episodes in intellectual history. This era is often referred to as the scientific revolution, but recent scholarship has challenged traditional accounts. Here, in Reconfiguring the World, Margaret J. Osler treats the development of the sciences in Europe from the early sixteenth to the late seventeenth centuries as a complex and multifaceted process.

The worldview embedded in modern science is a relatively recent development. Osler aims to convey a nuanced understanding of how the natural world looked to early modern thinkers such as Galileo, Descartes, Boyle, and Newton. She describes investigation and understanding of the natural world in terms that the thinkers themselves would have used. Tracing the views of the natural world to their biblical, Greek, and Arabic sources, Osler demonstrates the impact of the Renaissance recovery of ancient texts, printing, the Protestant Reformation, and the exploration of the New World. She shows how the traditional disciplinary boundaries established by Aristotle changed dramatically during this period and finds the tensions of science and religion expressed as differences between natural philosophy and theology.

Far from a triumphalist account, Osler’s story includes false starts and dead ends. Ultimately, she shows how a few gifted students of nature changed the way we see ourselves and the universe.

Comments (2)
Jieylau
I became interested in the history of science after watching a few episodes of the new Cosmos series. This was exactly what I was looking for. Be aware it stops at about the end of the 17th century so be prepared to find other books if you want to learn more recent science history.
Coiriel
While I did not enjoy the book itself, the seller sent the book quickly and it was at a great price.