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Copernicus He believed into aim to glorify god and sun-centered universe and challenged circular orbits and universe of staggering size and earth is no different than any other planet
Johannes Kepler He was a student of Brahe. He belaived planetary motion conforms to mathematical formula and elliptical orbits and planets do not move at uniform speeds in their orbits
Galileo Galilei Early practitioner of the experimental method and invented the mathematical formula for acceleration of falling objects and the law of inertia. Some discoveries were made by using the telescope and challenges categories of “form” and “matter”
Isaac Newton Newton far from the perfect rationalist. A great synthesizer. He blends inductive and deduction methods. He argues for a universe governed by natural laws
Francis Bacon Father of the Scientific Revolution. He invented the Inductive Method. Emphasis on practical, useful knowledge. He has new attitude toward nature
Rene Descartes Significance of doubt. He invented the deductive method. Spatial relationships can be expressed in mathematical formulas.Father of “analytical geometry”
Causes of the Scientific RevolutionHow did the ren/ref encourage the Medieval intellectual life and medieval universities. The Italian renaissance. Renewed emphasis on mathematics. Renaissance system of patronage. Navigational problems of long sea voyage
Consequences of the Scientific Revolution Rise of the “scientific community”Royal society of London (1662)Academy of royal sciences (1666). The modern scientific method. A universe ordered according to natural laws. Laws discovered by human reason. “De-spiritualized” and de-mystified the univ
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