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The Resource Jesuit science and the republic of letters, edited by Mordechai Feingold

Jesuit science and the republic of letters, edited by Mordechai Feingold

Label
Jesuit science and the republic of letters
Title
Jesuit science and the republic of letters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mordechai Feingold
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A reassessment of the Jesuit contributions to the emergence of the scientific worldview.Founded in 1540, the Society of Jesus was viewed for centuries as an impediment to the development of modern science. The Jesuit educational system was deemed conservative and antithetical to creative thought, while the Order and its members were blamed by Galileo, Descartes, and their disciples for virtually every proceeding against the new science. No wonder a consensus emerged that little reason existed for historians to take Jesuit science seriously. Only during the past two decades have scholars begun to question this received view of the Jesuit role in the Scientific Revolution, and this book contributes significantly to that reassessment. Focusing on the institutional setting of Jesuit science, the contributors take a new and broader look at the overall intellectual environment of the Collegio Romano and other Jesuit colleges to see how Jesuit scholars taught and worked, to examine the context of the Jesuit response to the new philosophies, and to chart the Jesuits' scientific contributions. Their conclusions indicate that Jesuit practitioners were indeed instrumental in elevating the status of mathematics and in stressing the importance of experimental science; yet, at the same time, the Jesuits were members of a religious order with a clearly defined apostolic mission. Understanding both the contributions of Jesuit practitioners and the constraints under which they worked helps us to gain a clearer and more complete perspective on the emergence of the scientific worldview
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
271/.53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BL240.3
LC item number
.J47 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Feingold, Mordechai
Series statement
Transformations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesuits
  • Religion and science
  • Jesuits.
  • Jesuits.
  • Jesuits
  • RELIGION
  • Religion and science
  • Jezuïeten
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Geloof en wetenschap
Label
Jesuit science and the republic of letters, edited by Mordechai Feingold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesuits / Mordechai Feingold -- The Academy of Mathematics of the Collegio Romano from 1553 to 1612 / Ugo Baldini -- Galileo's Jesuit connections and their influence on his science / William A. Wallace -- The partial transformation of medieval cosmology by Jesuits in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Edward Grant -- Descartes and the Jesuits / Roger Ariew -- Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the science of his time / Alfredo Dinis -- Scientific spectacle in baroque Rome / Paula Findlen -- Pious ambition / Martha Baldwin -- Tradition and scientific change in early modern Spain / Víctor Navarro -- Jesuit science in the Spanish Netherlands / G.H.W. Vanpaemel -- The Storia Letteraria D'Italia and the rehabilitation of Jesuit science / Brendan Dooley
Control code
51991376
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 483 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262272537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4025
  • 9780262272537
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51991376
Label
Jesuit science and the republic of letters, edited by Mordechai Feingold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesuits / Mordechai Feingold -- The Academy of Mathematics of the Collegio Romano from 1553 to 1612 / Ugo Baldini -- Galileo's Jesuit connections and their influence on his science / William A. Wallace -- The partial transformation of medieval cosmology by Jesuits in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Edward Grant -- Descartes and the Jesuits / Roger Ariew -- Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the science of his time / Alfredo Dinis -- Scientific spectacle in baroque Rome / Paula Findlen -- Pious ambition / Martha Baldwin -- Tradition and scientific change in early modern Spain / Víctor Navarro -- Jesuit science in the Spanish Netherlands / G.H.W. Vanpaemel -- The Storia Letteraria D'Italia and the rehabilitation of Jesuit science / Brendan Dooley
Control code
51991376
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 483 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262272537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4025
  • 9780262272537
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51991376

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