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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Avicennas Influence on the Western Medieval
Grossetestes Position in the History of Science
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Philosophical Presuppositions and Shifting
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The Study of the Senses in Renaissance Science
Some Aspects of Descartess Attitude
Historical Commitments of Biology
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The Primary Properties and Secondary Qualities
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