The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science by Edwin A. Burtt

The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science

Edwin A. Burtt
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  • ISBN
    9780486425511 / 0486425517
  • Title The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science
  • Author Edwin A. Burtt
  • Category Science: General Issues
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2003
  • Pages 352
  • Publisher
    Dover Publications
  • Imprint Dover Publications Inc.
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 137mm x 19mm x 218mm

Annotation

Originally published: The metaphysical foundations of modern physical science. 2nd, rev. ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1954.

Publisher Description

This classic in the philosophy of science describes and analyzes the profound change from the philosophy of the Middle Ages to the modern view of humanity's less central place in the universe. It offers a fascinating analysis of the works of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, Gilbert, Boyle, and Newton.

Author Biography

Burtt was a professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.

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