History and Philosophy Of Science | Science Revolutions: Plato to Nato
X102 | 17692 | Lawrence Glass
Science Revolutions: Plato to Nato
MWF 1:25 p.m.-2:25 p.m.
This course is a survey of the history and philosophy of science
from Ancient Greece to the early 20th Century. Topics include the
roots of Western Science in Greek philosophy; the development of
philosophy and mathematics in the non-Christian world during the
Middle Ages; the Scientific Revolution of Europe; and finally, the
innovations of the pre-World War II scientific communities. While
the major focus of the course will be on science in Europe,
attention will be paid to the role of non-Western communities in
these developments. Text of the course will include both primary and
secondary sources, either in translation or original English.