HPS211 lec2 Jan15th.docx

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University of Toronto St. George
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Curtis Forbes

HPS211 Jan 15 lecture 2 Descartes, newton, and The Scientific Revolution Copernicus, Galileo and the Mathematical view of Nature Galileo -Anti scholasticism Entertained and philosophical -Heliocentrism Sun is the center of the universe Church did not like that -Experimentalism Thought that we needed to experiment to experience. Unlike scholars who constantly worked on an Aristotelian thought Proposed air resistance vs Aristotelian ‘heavy falls faster’ -Mathematics and the view of nature In Aristotle days, math was considered low But Galileo considered math the way -Idealization and asymptotes Descartes’s Mechanical Philosophy -Quasi-Mathematical View -Foundationalist Epistemology >> Saw knowledge as growing on secure foundation Radical doubt, built knowledge on something you can’t deny I think therefore I am, can’ deny my own existence Matter and all things are the extensive matter Sought to explain things rather than just describe them -method of hypothesis >> test and explain things
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