The History of science (i) (2011/2012)

Course code
4S01266
Name of lecturer
Luca Ciancio
Coordinator
Luca Ciancio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/05 - HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 3, 2011 al Jan 27, 2012.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

this course intends to explore the impact of modern science on traditional views of man and ideas on his place in nature. It also aims at showing to what extent scientific culture was linked both to social and material setting in which scientists worked.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: none.

Contents: the course focuses on the rise of scientific culture and practice in Europe from the Renaissance to the Eighteenth century. Particular attention will be devoted to revolutionary ideas in astronomy, physics, natural history and medicine.

Teaching Methods: traditional lecture

Assessment methods and criteria

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