But physical science, as "invented" by Galileo and Newton, is mathematically and experimentally based : to build aircraft, nuclear fission and space travel i.
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Suggstions for further readings regarding the debate about medieval and modern science. John Herman Randall, Jr. William A.
Wallace, Galileo and his Sources. Aristotelian collection and classification describes the state of an eternal, unchanging nature.
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Modern science is primarily the study of change in a phenomenal world. Two main methods are observations of momentary states repeated over time, and the direct study of rate of change over time. Both are theoretical and mathematical. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. Thanks in advance for any insight on this issue. Geremia Geremia 4, 1 1 gold badge 14 14 silver badges 36 36 bronze badges.
What are the points of disagreement? Tames: Kuhn's philosophy of science is certainly dialectical, in a Hegelian sense. Maybe Geremia is alluding to this?
Tames: Yes, Aristotle's conception isn't dialectical. MattW-D: No, not in a Hegelian sense. Perhaps I should say modern science is not illative, whereas in Aristotle's conception it is. And mathematics is absent from aristotelian and medieval physical science. Newton celebrated statement : " Hypotheses non fingo " Latin for "I feign no hypotheses" is a famous phrase used in the General Scholium to the second edition of the Principia : I have not as yet been able to discover the reason for these properties of gravity from phenomena, and I do not feign hypotheses.
Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman's translation - see Wiki] As you can see from my answer to a previous post I'm a "pluralist" and not an "essentialist" about science: science is a complex human activity, too complex to be defined with a single essential characteristic, and the same for the "scientific method".
Suggstions for further readings regarding the debate about medieval and modern science 1 About the aristotelian method , the medieval origins of modern science and the "new" science. Hayduck Berlin, Ioannes Philoponus in An.
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If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. Posterior Analytics By Aristotle, E. Forster, Hugh Tredennick. No cover image. Read preview. Synopsis Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there ; subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor.