Cloth $37.50 ISBN: 9780226139463 Published October 1996
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9780226139470 Published October 1996

The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe

Readings from Isis

Edited by Peter Dear

The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe
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Edited by Peter Dear

348 pages | 6-3/4 x 10 | © 1996
Cloth $37.50 ISBN: 9780226139463 Published October 1996
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9780226139470 Published October 1996
This collection brings together thirteen articles on early modern Western science, each representing an important contribution to the ways in which the scientific revolution is regarded today.

The anthology features classic and prize-winning articles by renowned scholars, including "Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society," by Peter Dear; "The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory," by Robert S. Westman; "Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science," by Owen Hannaway; "Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England," by Lesley B. Cormack; "What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution?" by Keith Hutchison; and "Galileo, Motion, and Essences," by Margaret J. Osler.

Also, "Scientific Patronage: Galileo and the Telescope," by Richard S. Westfall; "The Telescope in the Seventeenth Century," by Albert Van Helden; "Descartes on Refraction," by Bruce S. Eastwood; "Early Seventeenth-Century Atomism," by Christoph Meinel; "Robert Boyle and Structural Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century," by Thomas S. Kuhn; "Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter," by B. J. T. Dobbs; "The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England," by Steven Shapin; and "Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy," by Londa Scheibinger.

This carefully structured collection will help readers approach complex questions—involving argument and experiment, audience and agency, authority and institutions.
Contents
Introduction
Peter Dear
The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory
Robert S. Westman
Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science: Andreas Libavius versus Tycho Brahe
Owen Hannaway
"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors": Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England
Lesley B. Cormack
What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution?
Keith Hutchison
Galileo, Motion, and Essences
Margaret J. Osler
Science and Patronage: Galileo and the Telescope
Richard S. Westfall
The Telescope in the Seventeenth Century
Albert Van Helden
Descartes on Refraction: Scientific versus Rhetorical Method
Bruce Stansfield Eastwood
Early Seventeenth-Century Atomism: Theory, Epistemology, and the Insufficiency of Experiment
Christoph Meinel
Robert Boyle and Structural Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century
Thomas S. Kuhn
Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter
B. J. T. Dobbs
Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society
Peter Dear
The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England
Steven Shapin
Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy: A Turning Point for Women in Science
Londa Schiebinger
Appendix: Articles on Early Modern European Science in Isis, 1970-1996
Contributors and Editors
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