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Picturing Knowledge  Historical and Philosophical Problems Concerning the Use of Art in Science, Baigrie, Brian S.
1 Baigrie, Brian S. Picturing Knowledge Historical and Philosophical Problems Concerning the Use of Art in Science
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1996 0802074391 / 9780802074393 Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Trade PB; Toronto Studies in Philosophy; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 389 pages; The traditional concept of scientific knowledge places a premium on thinking, not visualizing. Scientific illustrations are still generally regarded as devices that serve as heuristic aids when reasoning breaks down. When scientific illustration is not used in this disparaging sense as a linguistic aid, it is most often employed as a metaphor with no special visual content. What distinguishes pictorial devices as resources for doing science, and the special problems that are raised by the mere presence of visual elements in scientific treatises, tends to be overlooked.The contributors to this volume examine the historical and philosophical issues concerning the role that scientific illustration plays in the creation of scientific knowledge. They regard both text and picture as resources that scientists employ in their practical activities, their value as scientific resources deriving from their ability to convey information. 
Price: 74.95 USD
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2 Bragg, Sir Lawrence & Sir George Porter (editors) Physical Sciences : being the Friday Evening Discourses in Physical Science held at the Royal Institution: 1851-1939
London Applied Science Publishing 1970 0853346151 / 9780853346159 Softcover Very Good+ 
light wear to white card covers with some corner curl but books appear to be unread, a few covers show some creasing ; Bright, solid books, text unmarked. This is the full 10 volume set + Index volume. ; Royal Institution Library of Science, 10 volumes + Index; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Discourses in the physical sciences delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain between the years 1851 and 1939. Vol. 1: 577pp. Includes the years: 1851-1865; Vol. 2: 549pp. the years 1897-1902; Vol. 3: 569pp. the years 1878-1889; Vol. 4: 548pp. the years 1890-1896; Vol. 5: 569pp.; Vol. 6: 450pp. the years 1903-1908; Vol. 7: 511pp. the years 1909-1915. Vol. 8: 536pp. the years 1916-1923. Vol. 9: 550pp. the years 1924-1933. Vol. 10: 477pp. the years 1934-1938pp. Index. 226pp. This is the full 10 volume set with accompanying index. 
Price: 124.95 USD
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Renaissance and Revolution  Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen and Natural Philosophers in Early Modern Europe, Field, J. V. &  Frank A. J. L. James &  A. Rupert Hall
3 Field, J. V. & Frank A. J. L. James & A. Rupert Hall Renaissance and Revolution Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen and Natural Philosophers in Early Modern Europe
New York Cambridge University Press 1997 0521627540 / 9780521627542 Reprint Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, covers are clean and crisp, text unmarked. ; 9.61 X 6.85 X 0.71 inches; 308 pages; "Renaissance and Revolution is a collection of fifteen essays that open up new perspectives on some of the problems presently seen to be associated with the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The topics treated include the dissemination of Greek science, medical empiricism, natural history, the relations of scholars and craftsmen in various walks of life from the fifteenth to the sixteenth centuries, the so-called "mechanical philosophy" in France and England, the work of Isaac Newton, and the difficulties encountered by proponents of Newtonianism in Italy in the early eighteenth century. Figures discussed include Leonardo Fioravanti, Jan Swammerdam, Piero della Francesca, Johannes Hevelius, Jonas Moore, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Christiaan Huygens, Francesco Algarotti and Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli. There is an introduction by the editors and an afterword by A. Rupert Hall. The authorship is international, largely consisting of scholars with established reputations as historians but including some newcomers. All the essays are in English." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution, Lindberg, David C. &  Robert S. Westman
4 Lindberg, David C. & Robert S. Westman Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution
New York Cambridge University Press 1994 0521348048 / 9780521348041 Reprint Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp, text unmarked.; 9 X 5.70 X 1.50 inches; 551 pages; "This volume contains specialised essays, offering broad reflections on the Scientific Revolution, by a group of leading scholars actively engaged in the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century science. Although the volume's thirteen original essays display a wide variety of methods and approaches, all share the aim of re-examining fundamental assumptions and questioning established interpretations of the Scientific Revolution. Some of the essays deal with questions of method, audience, and social context. Others examine the conceptions of science held by the major figures in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century science, reconsider the relationship of metaphysics to scientific inquiry, investigate the ideology of scientific openness and its origins, and revise traditional estimates of the place of science within the universities. Still others reconsider the map of scientific knowledge as viewed during these two centuries, and the relationship of occult traditions to other features of the Scientific Revolution." 
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