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The Resource The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling

The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling

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The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind
Title
The age of genius
Title remainder
the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Grayling
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Language
eng
Summary
What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the ground, and 1649, when a large crowd, perhaps including some who had seen Macbeth forty-four years earlier, could stand and watch the execution of a king? Or consider the difference between a magus casting a star chart and the day in 1639, when Jonathan Horrock and William Crabtree watched the transit of Venus across the face of the sun from their attic, successfully testing its course against Kepler's Tables of Planetary Motion, in a classic case of confirming a scientific theory by empirical testing. In this turbulent period, science moved from the alchemy and astrology of John Dee to the painstaking observation and astronomy of Galileo, from the classicism of Aristotle, still favoured by the Church, to the evidence-based, collegiate investigation of Francis Bacon. And if the old ways still lingered and affected the new mind set ✹ Descartes's dualism an attempt to square the new philosophy with religious belief; Newton, the man who understood gravity and the laws of motion, still fascinated to the end of his life by alchemy ✹ by the end of that tumultuous century 'the greatest ever change in the mental outlook of humanity' had irrevocably taken place.--
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Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
940.252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Europe
  • Europe
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The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-340) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
pt. I INTRODUCTION -- 1. Seeing the Universe -- 2.The Epoch in Human History -- pt. II A TIME OF WARS -- 3. The Origins of the Wars -- 4. The Loss of the Palatinate -- 5. The Mercenary Captains -- 6. The Edict of Restitution, 1629 -- 7. The Swedish Apogee -- 8. From Wallenstein to Breisach -- 9. Towards Westphalia -- 10. In the Ruins of Europe -- 11. The Maritime Conflicts -- pt. III THE CUMULATION OF IDEAS -- 12. The Intelligencers -- 13. The Short Ways to Knowledge -- 14. Dr Dee and the Potent Art -- 15.The Rosicrucian Scare -- pt. IV FROM MAGIC TO SCIENCE -- 16. From Magic to Method -- 17. The Birth of Science -- 18. War and Science -- pt. V THE SOCIAL ORDER -- 19. Society and Politics -- 20. Language and Belief -- pt. VI CONCLUSION -- 21. Is It a Myth?
Control code
FIEb17848271
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9781408870389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)945716855
Label
The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. I INTRODUCTION -- 1. Seeing the Universe -- 2.The Epoch in Human History -- pt. II A TIME OF WARS -- 3. The Origins of the Wars -- 4. The Loss of the Palatinate -- 5. The Mercenary Captains -- 6. The Edict of Restitution, 1629 -- 7. The Swedish Apogee -- 8. From Wallenstein to Breisach -- 9. Towards Westphalia -- 10. In the Ruins of Europe -- 11. The Maritime Conflicts -- pt. III THE CUMULATION OF IDEAS -- 12. The Intelligencers -- 13. The Short Ways to Knowledge -- 14. Dr Dee and the Potent Art -- 15.The Rosicrucian Scare -- pt. IV FROM MAGIC TO SCIENCE -- 16. From Magic to Method -- 17. The Birth of Science -- 18. War and Science -- pt. V THE SOCIAL ORDER -- 19. Society and Politics -- 20. Language and Belief -- pt. VI CONCLUSION -- 21. Is It a Myth?
Control code
FIEb17848271
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9781408870389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)945716855

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