Evidence and Interpretation in Studies on Early Science and Medicine: Essays in Honor of John E. Murdoch

William Newman, Edith Dudley Sylla
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The studies in this volume present early science in its rich and divergent complexity. Many historians of the Scientific Revolution have used early modern scholasticism to represent pre-seventeenth century science as a whole, but a close look at ancient, medieval, and even early modern scientific writers shows that before the Scientific Revolution - and not only in Europe - there were many and diverse traditions of interpreting the natural world.