An Overview of the Scientific Revolution
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The paper discusses the beginnings of the scientific revolution and how it instigated a series of changes in the structure of European thought itself. The paper looks at the publication of Nicolaus Copernicus' "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium" and Andreas Vesalius' "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" and the revolution's impact both on the sciences and arts.
From the Paper:"The event that swept over Europe then was often associated with natural science and technological change, but the scientific revolution was, in reality, a series of changes in the structure of European thought itself (Hooker, 1999). This means that great minds began questioning conventional thinking especially those that were religious in nature. Whereas, the way mankind thought before was limited to what the religious teach and contained in Holy Scriptures, the thinking process during this time changed to a more critical, analytical and observing one. Although the Scientific Revolution was not an occurrence limited to a few years or a few decades but spanning centuries, the consolidation of the thoughts of great men who contributed proved that there was more to life than what the bishops and priests teach. The personalities involve in the Scientific Revolution may have been called radical at that time because "thinkers such as the Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543), the French philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650) and the British mathematician Isaac Newton (1642-1727) overturned the authority of the Middle Ages and the classical world (Kreis, 2009).""
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