PHV447 Early Modern Science: Selected Chapters

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Daniel Špelda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Daniel Špelda, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Wed 12:00–13:40 A11
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PH01104 Chapters from the History of S
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to present so called Scientific Revolution of the 17th century when crucial changes took place in many disciplines. Individual lectures deal with presenting new methods and discoveris in the occult sciences, cosmology, astronomy, physics, biology and geology.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, student will be able to introduce the main conditions of the emergence of early modern science; to explain several breaking events in the history of science; to understand importance of philosophy for the development of scientific knowledge; to interpret important historical sources.
  • 1. The old and new world
  • 2. The connected world
  • 3. The world of new methods
  • 4. The supralunar world
  • 5. The sublunar world
  • 6. The microcosm and the living world
  • 7. The world which came of age
  • WOOTTON, David. The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution. First published. [London]: Allen Lane, 2015. xiv, 769. ISBN 9781846142109. info
  • PRINCIPE, Lawrence M. The scientific revolution : a very short introduction. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiv, 148. ISBN 9780199567416. info
  • The scientific revolution and the origins of modern science. Edited by John Henry. 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave, 2001. ix, 160 p. ISBN 0333960904. info
  • Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution from Copernicus to Newton. Edited by Wilbur Applebaum. First published. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2000. xxxv, 758. ISBN 9780815315032. info
  • Rethinking the scientific revolution. Edited by Margaret J. Osler. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xii, 340. ISBN 9780521661010. info
  • SHAPIN, Steven. The scientific revolution. Paperback edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998. xiv, 218. ISBN 9780226750217. info
  • The scientific revolution. Edited by Steven Shapin. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1996. xiv, 218 p. ISBN 9780226750224. info
  • Discipline & experiencethe mathematical way in the scientific revolution. Edited by Peter Dear. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. xii, 290 p. ISBN 9780226139449. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written colloquium concerning the lectured subjects
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
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