Roots of scientific thought : a cultural perspective / edited by Philip P. Wiener and Aaron Noland.

; Wiener, Philip P. (Philip Paul), 1905-1992, editor
New York : Basic Books, 1957.

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Other Title Journal of the history of ideas.
Other Authors Noland, Aaron,
Wiener, Philip P. 1905-1992,
Subjects Science -- History -- Collected Works.
Science.
Sciences.
Description x, 677 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1957.
Notes "Selections from the first eighteen volumes of the Journal of the history of ideas."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents part 1. Classical heritage. Problems and methods of early Greek science / Heinrich Gomperz -- Scientific origins of the protoplasm problem / Thomas S. Hall -- Discovery of form / John Elof Boodin -- Aristotle's conception of scientific method / Richard McKeon -- Recent trends in the interpretation of ancient science / Ludwig Edelstein -- part 2. From rationalism to experimentalism / A.C. Crombie -- Scientific method in the school of Padua / John Herman Randall, Jr. -- Galileo and Plato / Alexandre Koyré -- Galileo and Avempace: dynamics of the leaning tower experiment / Ernest A. Moody -- Place of Leonardo da Vinci in the emergence of modern science / John Herman Randall, Jr. -- Origins of Gilbert's scientific method / Edgar Zilsel -- Genesis of the concept of scientific progress / Edgar Zilsel -- Copernicus and mechanics / Edgar Zilsel -- Zilsel, the artisans, and the idea of progress in the Renaissance / A.C. Keller -- Ramus-Rheticus correspondence / Edward Rosen -- part 3. Scientific revolution. Kepler, the Somnium, and John Donne / Marjorie Nicholson -- Gresham College: precursor of the Royal Society / Francis R. Johnson -- History of trades: its relation to seventeenth-century thought / Walter E. Houghton -- Bacon's man of science / Moody E. Prior -- Unity of the sciences: Bacon, Descartes, Leibniz / Robert McRae -- Newton's "mathematical way" / E.W. Strong -- Aristotle, Newton, and the theory of continuous magnitude / Melbourne G. Evans -- Newness and novelty in seventeenth-century science / Lynn Thorndike -- Bacon and Gilbert / Marie Boas -- Leibniz's project of a public exhibition on scientific inventions / Philip P. Wiener -- part 4. From the world-machine to cosmic evolution. Crucial experiments: Priestley and Lavoisier / S.E. Toulmin -- Trembley's Polyp, La Mettrie, and eighteenth-century French materialism / Aram Vartanian -- Scientific background of evolutionary theory in biology / Maurice Mandelbaum -- Darwin's theory and nineteenth-century philosophies of science / Alvar Ellegard -- Benjamin Peirce: mathematician and philosopher / Sven Peterson -- One universe or many? / Milton K. Munitz -- Sir James Jeans on physics and philosophy / Philip P. Wiener -- Henri Poincaré: from Science and hypothesis to Last thoughts / Andre Lalande -- Some recent books on the history of science / I. Bernard Cohen.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)520222
(OCoLC)ocm00520222
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