Review material for Scientific Revolution survey course at JHU09 May 2018 | history history of science study
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Continuity and discontinuity1 (the established versus the revolutionary)
The question of how “revolutionary” the Scientific Revolution is: the actors own consciousness of doing something new2; the historiographical discussion about continuity and discontinuity3; appears to be more revolutionary in the theoretical aspect than the methodological aspect
The issue of boundary-drawing: general discussion4; examples such as those in natural magic, alchemy-medicine (Paracelsianism, Helmontianism, and derivative chemical philosophy5), and astrology;
The case of astronomy and astrology
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