Science, Optics, and Music in Medieval and Early Modern Thought
A.C. Crombie is one of the best known writers on the history of Science. Science, Optics and Music in Medieval and Early Modern Thought brings together a coherent body of essays that complement his books and are of independent value. A.C. Crombie traces general themes in the development of Science: the Aristotelian inheritance and the importance of the search for logical explanation in the middle ages; the ambitions and limitations of experiment and quantification; changing attitudes to scientific progress; the relations between Science and the Arts, and between Mathematics, Music and Medical Science; and the study of the senses. In particular he shows how the mechanistic hypothesis stimulated the experimental and philosophical study of vision.
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The Relevance of the Middle Ages to the Scientific
Quantification in Medieval Physics
Avicennas Influence on the Western Medieval
Grossetestes Position in the History of Science
The Significance of Medieval Discussions
Search for Certainty and Truth New and
Philosophical Presuppositions and Shifting
Mathematics Music and Medical Science
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