History and Philosophy Of Science | History of Science before 1750
X506 | 10269 | William Newman
This is an introductory course designed for all students with an
interest in the history of the science and their cultural contexts.
We will cover select topics from Greek, Medieval, and early modern
science, emphasizing both primary sources and contemporary
historiographical debates. We will include aspects of natural
philosophy, astronomy, the medical disciplines, and the development
of experiment. Students from a broad variety of backgrounds will be
welcome and their varied expertise in the science, humanities, or
languages will be valued highly.