The Scientific Revolution
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The Scientific Revolution in pre-modern Europe sparked a fresh way of investigating and conceptualizing the universe. Europeans, for the most part, ceased to rely exclusively on ancient and church authorities to understand the cosmic order. The paper shows that, instead, they came to realize that people could comprehend the natural world through direct observation, mathematical reasoning and precise experimentation. Such developments had a profound impact on the course of scientific history. The paper examines a number of conceptual insights were made into the realm of scientific discourse, observation and interpretation.
From the Paper:"During the Scientific Revolution, medieval scholasticism was another area that underwent serious reconsideration by astronomers and philosophers. While Renaissance astronomers challenged medieval concepts of the universe, Renaissance philosophers such as Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes questioned medieval methods of acquiring knowledge. The dominant school of learning then was Scholasticism, which attempted to reconcile classical philosophy with Christian faith. Scholastics relied on the authority of ancient and Christian texts to answer all questions. At their best, Scholastics created marvelous systems of logic, such as the cosmological system described in Dante's Divine Comedy. At their worst, Scholastics produced endless debates over how many angels could dance on the head of a pin."
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