With unprecedented current coverage of the profound changes in the nature and practice of science in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe, this comprehensive reference work addresses the individuals, ideas, and institutions that defined culture in the age when the modern perception of nature, of the universe, and of our place in it is said to have emerged.
Covering the historiography of the period, discussions of the Scientific Revolution's impact on its contemporaneous disciplines, and in-depth analyses of the importance of historical context to major developments in the sciences, The Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution is an indispensible resource for students and researchers in the history and philosophy of science.
Wilbur Applebaum is Professor Emeritus at IllinoisInstitute of Technology, where he taught the history ofscience for twenty-five years. His research interests andpublications center on seventeenth-century astronomy andthe Scientific Revolution, for which he has receivedgrants from the National Science Foundation, MellonFoundation, National Institute of Mental Health and theAmerican Philosophical Society. He has served in aconsulting capacity for the Museum of Science andIndustry and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Among his recent publications are"Epistemological and Political Implications of theScientific Revolution." In Science, Pseudo-science, andUtopianism in Early Modern Thought, edited by Stephen A. McKnight, and "Keplerian Astronomy after Kepler: Researches and Problems," in the journal History ofScience.
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