STS 081 PZ -Science and Technology in the Early Modern World
This course surveys the history of science and technology from, roughly, 1450-1800. It is, in the first place, a history course, which means that you will be exposed to different stories people tell about science and its development. It is, in the second place, about the sciences, which means that we will be reading a lot of primary source materials and trying to make sense of them. The course will pivot around the “Scientific Revolution.” We will discuss its meaning as a category of history, and we will read many key texts-from Paracelsus to Newton-that have come to define it.
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