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Cormack, Lesley B.

Mathematical Practitioners and the Transformation of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Practical Mathematics, Practical Mathematicians, and the Case for Transforming the Study of Nature
Lesley B. Cormack

Part I. Framing the Argument: Theories of Connection

2. Handwork and Brainwork: Beyond the Zilsel Thesis
Lesley B. Cormack

3. Consuming and Appropriating Practical Mathematics and the Mixed Mathematical Fields, or Being “Influenced” by Them: The Case of the Young Descartes
John A. Schuster

Part II. What Did Practical Mathematics Look Like?

4. Mathematics for Sale: Mathematical Practitioners, Instrument Makers, and Communities of Scholars in Sixteenth-Century London
Lesley B. Cormack

5. Technologies of Pow(d)er: Military Mathematical Practitioners’ Strategies and Self-Presentation
Steven A. Walton

6. Machines as Mathematical Instruments
Alex G. Keller

Part III. What Was the Relationship Between Practical Mathematics and Natural Philosophy?

7. The Making of Practical Optics: Mathematical Practitioners’ Appropriation of Optical Knowledge Between Theory and Practice
Sven Dupré

8. Hero of Alexandria and Renaissance Mechanics
W. R. Laird

9. Duytsche Mathematique and the Building of a New Society: Pursuits of Mathematics in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic
Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

Keywords: History, History of Science, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics, History of Mathematical Sciences, History of Early Modern Europe

Editor
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319494302
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-49429-6

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