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.
Contents of course: 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
|Clericuzio, Antonio||La macchina del mondo||Carocci||2006|
|Maiocchi R.||Storia della scienza in Occidente,||La Nuova Italia||2000|
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