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Science before Socrates : Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and the new astronomy /

Main Author: Graham, Daniel W.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • CONTENTS ; INTRODUCTION: COSMIC CONJUNCTIONS ; 1 LOOKING FOR SCIENCE ; 1.1 UNFOUNDED SPECULATION ; 1.2 FOOTNOTES TO THALES ; 1.3 FOOTNOTES TO PYTHAGORAS ; 1.4 SCIENCE WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE ; 1.5 HISTORY OF SCIENCE WITHOUT HISTORY ; 1.6 HISTORY OF SCIENCE WITHOUT SCIENCE ; 1.7 OLD-TIME HISTORY OF SCIENCE ; NOTES ; 2 AZURE PASTURES: AN EARLY IONIAN MODEL ; 2.1 HESIOD'S MYTHICAL COSMOGRAPHY ; 2.2 IONIAN THEORIES ; 2.3 THE METEOROLOGICAL MODEL ; NOTES ; 3 BORROWED LIGHT: THE INSIGHTS OF PARMENIDES ; 3.1 FIFTH-CENTURY ADVANCES ; 3.2 THREE INSIGHTS: HELIOPHOTISM, PLANETARY UNIFICATION, SPHERICITY ; 3.3 THE POWER OF A MODEL ; 3.4 CONJECTURES ; 3.5 CONCEPTUAL ADVANCES ; NOTES ; 4 EMPIRE OF THE SUN: IMPLICATIONS OF HELIOPHOTISM, AND A NEW MODEL ; 4.1 ANTIPHRAXIS AND OTHER THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS ; 4.2 A NEW PHYSICS ; 4.3 ANAXAGORAS' NEW COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY ; 4.4 THE LITHIC MODEL ; NOTES ; 5 DARKENED SUNS AND FALLING STARS: HEAVEN-SENT PROOFS ; 5.1 LIVES OF THE EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS ; 5.2 ECLIPSES ; 5.3 THE METEOR ; 5.4 THE COMET ; 5.5 THE NILE FLOODS ; NOTES ; 6 LUNAR REVOLUTIONS: THE TRIUMPH OF THE NEW ASTRONOMY ; 6.1 A COMMUNITY EFFORT ; 6.2 ANAXAGORAS' THEORY ; 6.3 OTHER THEORIES OF THE FIFTH CENTURY ; 6.4 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LITHIC MODEL ; 6.5 THE DOXOGRAPHY ; 6.6 PLATO'S HEAVENLY SPHERE ; 6.7 ARISTOTLE'S PARADIGM ; 6.8 A SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ; NOTES ; 7 THE GEOMETRY OF THE HEAVENS ; 7.1 THE STORY OF EARLY GREEK ASTRONOMY ; 7.2 SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS ; 7.3 HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE ; NOTES ; APPENDIX 1: ANAXAGORAS IN THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF SCIENCE ; NOTES ; APPENDIX 2: SCIENCE AND HISTORY ; NOTES ; BIBLIOGRAPHY