Volume Contents


Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest) and David Marshall Miller (Iowa State University)

Part One: Sects and Schools

1. Humanism and the Revival of the Ancient Sects

Dmitri Levitin (Oxford University)

2. Renaissance Aristotelianism(s)

Helen Hattab (University of Houston)

3. Practitioners’ Knowledge

Joel A. Klein (Columbia University)

4. Confessionalization and Natural Philosophy

Andreas Blank (University of Paderborn)

5. Astrology and Natural Magic

Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck College, University of London)

6. Progress, Innovation, and the Novatores

Daniel Garber (Princeton University)

7. The Later Sects

Delphine Bellis (University of Montpellier)

Part Two: New Disciplines

8. Celestial Physics

Jonathan Regier (Ghent University) and Pietro Daniel Omodeo (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

9. New Sciences of Matter

Jennifer Rampling (Princeton University)

10. Natural and Experimental History

Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest) and Peter Anstey (University of Sydney)

11. New Mathematics

Niccolò Guicciardini (University of Bergamo)

12. Physico-Mathematics

Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent University)

13. Mechanical Philosophy

Sophie Roux (École Normale Supérieure)

14. The Art of Thinking

Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest) and Koen Vermeir (CNRS, Université Paris Diderot)

15. Science of the Mind

Martine Pécharman (CNRS)

16. Science of the Living Body

Peter Distelzweig (University of St. Thomas) and Evan Ragland (University of Notre Dame)

17. Post-Newtonian Mechanical Philosophy

Zvi Biener (University of Cincinnati) and Brian Hepburn (Wichita State University)

Part Three: Problems and Controversies

18. Sidereus Nuncius and Its Reception

David Marshall Miller (Iowa State University)

19. Instruments and the Senses

Philippe Hamou (Université Paris Ouest)

20. The Rise of a “Public” Science

Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania)

21. Circulation of the Blood and Physiology

Gideon Manning (Independent Scholar)

22. The Problem of Force and Dynamics: Changing Mechanical Paradigms

Marius Stan (Boston College)

23. Debates about the Nature of Body

Geoffrey Gorham (Macalester College) and Edward Slowik (Winona State University)

24. Space and the Place of God

Andrew Janiak (Duke University) and Emily Thomas (Durham University)

25. The Vis Viva Controversy

Anne-Lise Rey (CNRS, Université de Lille)