The Invention Of The Scientific Revolution Essay

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The concept of revolutions in science has been debated by historians and philosophers for decades; especially the notion that there was a singular idiosyncratic Scientific Revolution. Despite this, most historians will refer to the Scientific Revolution as spanning approximately the sixteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century. This period displayed a rise in inductive reasoning, and can also be seen as an epistemological revolution, where scientific discoveries were being based on experimental research, as opposed to the traditional philosophy and faith. The importance of the Scientific Revolution can be attributed to the coincidental multidisciplinary breakthroughs made during the Revolution, which fundamentally transformed societal views of the natural world. Finally, philosophers such as Georg Hegel and Thomas Kuhn have been able to use systematic methodology introduced in the Scientific Revolution to validate their models of progress;, more specifically, scientific progress. The Scientific Revolution was the beginning of the Modern Age, as it was the paradigm shift from the traditional, ancient world science, to the empirical and rational modern science. To start, it is important to understand the influence of the traditional sciences on the development of modern scientific theories. The works of great philosophers like Plato, Aristotle and Archimedes laid a foundational understanding for modern mathematics and sciences, continued by
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