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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • STS.002 (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Toward the Scientific Revolution 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Science, Technology, and Society 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. David Kaiser 
  • Course Introduction:

  • STS.002 Toward the Scientific Revolution

    Fall 2003

    Course Highlights

    An extensive bibliography of readings is available for this course. In addition, all assignments may be downloaded.

    Course Description

    This subject traces the evolution of ideas about nature, and how best to study and explain natural phenomena, beginning in ancient times and continuing through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. A central theme of the subject is the intertwining of conceptual and institutional relations within diverse areas of inquiry: cosmology, natural history, physics, mathematics, and medicine.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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