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Class Notes for HPS211H1 at University of Toronto St. George

Scientific Revolutions II

HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Gravitational Lens, Equivalence Principle, Minkowski Space
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HPS211 – 03/23/2016 EINSTEIN’S REVOLUTIONS Maxwell and the Aether - Electricity and magnetism, unified them to electromagnetism - The possibility of currents (displacement in empty space) - Light was ...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Ronald Fisher, Reductionism, Thomas Robert Malthus
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HPS211 – 03/09/2016 The Genetic Revolution Nature is a machine (mechanical philosophy) - The mechanisms of the living world possesses such a complex structure and purpose that it could only have been produce...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Erasmus Darwin, Binomial Nomenclature, Mendelian Inheritance
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HPS211 – 02/10/2016 Readings p. 129 – 164 The Darwinian Revolution - Rejected that creatures were divine creation - Status of the human soul was threatened - Abandoned the concept of a spiritual dimensio...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Voltaic Pile, Alessandro Volta, Leyden Jar
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HPS211 – 03/02/2016 Electro Magnetic Revolution What types of phenomena exhibit electrical properties? What types of phenomena exhibit magnetic properties? What role does electricity and magnetism play in the physical wor...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Deferent And Epicycle, Inverse-Square Law, Natural Philosophy
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HPS211 – 01/20/2016 Readings p. 23 - 52 Was there really a scientific revolution? th th - Events of 16 and 17 c. were looked back on as a “reflowering of the human intellect” Relocating th...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Scientific Revolution, Whiggism, Whig History
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HPS211 – 13/01/2016 Readings p. 1-22 - Conventional stories of science and discoveries are oversimplified - Whig history: treats the past as stepping stones to the present and assumes that the present ...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Electromotive Force, Natural Philosophy, Industrial Revolution
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HPS211 – 02/03/2016 p. 79-102 The Conservation of Energy - Industrial Revolution was trying to exploit the forces of nature to power machinery, looking at machinery and not to produce motive force - Pe...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Pneumatic Chemistry, Pneumatic Trough, Phlogiston Theory
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HPS211 – 27/01/2016 p. 55-78 The Chemical Revolution Chemistry Unreformed - Alchemy found its roots in Greek alchemy (trying to understand processes of metalwork & fundamental elements of matter - Sear...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Sailing Ship, Deferent And Epicycle, Antoine Lavoisier

LECTURE2: THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION CONCEPTS • Aristotle’s world view- Geocentric ie. the earth doesn’t move because that would be 1) unnatural 2) noticed by us. The earth’s a sphere in the center of the universe...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
noahstemeroff
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Epistemological Anarchism

No slides- see rrdording Lecture April 3 Philosopher of science More of a historian than Kuhn Idea of a scientific revolution Difference between revolution and insurrection from last class Science is just one ideology P...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
Curtis Forbes
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Blackboard, Pure Data, Thomas Kuhn

TuesdayApril 02 2013 Lecture What are political revolutions -revolution:Aterm indicating domination of rivals -the slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown -revolution that leaves in place fo...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
Curtis Forbes
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Glen Roy, Lamarckism, Heredity

Evolution not equal to Darwinism- check pictures Social Context: natural Theology  William Paley, the "Argument from Design," and "Evidences of Christianity"  Watchmaker analogy- all living things so we...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
Curtis Forbes
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Quantum Field Theory, Mechanics

LEC Feb 12 MISSED FIRST PART Stern Gerlach Experiment  Electron being represented by wave function in nature  two distinct probability functions  superposition of states  cannot find elect...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
Curtis Forbes
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Positivism, Circular Reasoning, Anachronism

HPS LEC 3- Jan 17 Newtonianism 1. Newton's Physics- 'mathematical way'; 'system of the world' 2. Newtonianism after Newton- as a physicist; Newton on the continent 3. Newtonianism outside of phy...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
Curtis Forbes
HPS211H1 Lecture Notes - Newtonianism, Inductivism, Foundationalism

HPS LEC 2 Descartes, Newton, and "The" Scientific Revolution 1. Aristotelean Scholasticism 2. Copernicus, Galileo, and the Mathematical View of Nature 3. Descartes' Mechanical Philosophy 4. Bacon and Boyle's Ari...

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
HPS211H1
Curtis Forbes
Laboratory Basics - Reference Guides

Lab safety is the cornerstone principle in this compelling Guide. All international safety symbols are clearly defined, with all basic lab glassware and equipment depicted by text description and diagrams. The Guide also p...

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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Dualism (Philosophy Of Mind), Ethical Egoism, Noumenon

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PPhilosophy METAPHYSICS I: UNIVERSALS ...

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