Turning Points in the History of Science
Listed in: History, as HIST-67
John W. Servos (Section 01)
[EUP] An introduction to some major issues in the history of science from antiquity to the twentieth century. Topics will include the genesis and decay of a scientific tradition in Greco-Roman antiquity, the reconstitution of that tradition in medieval Europe, the revolution in scientific methods of the seventeenth century, and the emergence of science as a source of power, profit, and cultural authority during the past century. Two class meetings per week.
Spring semester. Professor Servos.
Offerings2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015