The Scientific Revolution And The Enlightened Aftermath Summary

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Chapter 29 The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightened Aftermath

The Scientific Revolution was the accumulated capital ideas of the genius of the 17th century. Natural science was in an upswing in importance and accuracy. The scientific method had two elements: careful observation and systematic experimentation based on the observation. Next was the interpretation of that data, mathematical measurements.

Rene’ Descartes (1596-1650) was a forefather for the use of mathematical style of investigation. He separated materialistic from the non-materialistic universe.

Deductive reasoning was the approach where the understanding of the material world was formulated into broad generalizations of the quantitative nature and utilized to explain particular processes.

Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) was Polish scholar who penned the Revolution of the Heavenly Bodies, He questioned the theory of an earth-centered geocentric universe. He concluded that the earth revolved around a fixed sun, and this belief was called heliocentrism.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the co-discoverer of calculus, he was fundamentalist for the spectrum of light, and in 1687, he published his work referred to as Principia Mathematica or Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. He can also be credited to the prophecies of the Old Testament.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was the founder of modern pedagogical theory. He believed that children can and must follows their peaked interest in

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