The Scientific Revolution

History 285S.001

Spring 2006
Instructor: 
Heilbron
Location: 
332 Giannini
Day & Time: 
W 12-2
CCN: 
39682
Units: 
Units

The problematic Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century enjoys the
richest historiography of any period in the history of science. The purpose
of the course is to master this historiography, compare it with primary
sources, examine the propriety of metaphorical labels for historical periods
(Dark Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment...), and estimate the utility and
vitality of ";The Scientific Revolution"; as an analytical concept.";