This course intends to explore first of all the impact of modern science on traditional views of man and on ideas on man's 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. For the students in Philosophy, Literature and Art History this course is an opportunity to explore the manifold connections between their disciplinary interests and the rise of modern science.
The course focuses on the rise of scientific culture in Europe from the Renaissance to the Eighteenth century. Particular attention will be devoted to revolutionary ideas in astronomy, physics, natural history and medicine.
Textbook. The student must choose one of the following two books:
1. A. Clericuzio, La macchina del mondo, Roma, Carocci, 2005;
2. R. Maiocchi, Storia della scienza in Occidente, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 2000, pp. 79-89 (Aristotle's physics), 128-135 (Tolomaeus, Galen), 191-368 (Early modern science,Part IV, V, VI), 543-49 (Conclusions).
Students not partecipating in the lectures must follow the suggestions given in the files “lessico corso (i) 16-17” and "Programma (i)16-17" downloadable from the Professor on-line page in the Dept. of Cultures and Civilisations
|Clericuzio, Antonio||La macchina del mondo||Carocci||2006|
European students in Erasmus are kindly requested to get in contact with the Professor
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VAT number 01541040232
Italian Fiscal Code 93009870234
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