Saturday, November 1, 2014

Chapter 18 Part I

Terms to Outline:

  • Nicolaus Copernicus
    • On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
    • Heliocentric Theory
  • Tycho Brahe
  • Johannes Kepler
    • three laws of planetary motion
  • Galileo Galilei
    • laws of motion
  • Isaac Newton
    • Principle of universal gravitation
    • Principia
  • Francis Bacon
    • Inductive reasoning
  • Rene Descartes
    • Deductive reasoning

What were the various causes of the Scientific Revolution?

Which developments of the Scientific Revolution most challenged church doctrine and how?  What was the church's response?

Was the Scientific Revolution truly revolutionary?  How might we consider Copernicus's decision not to publish his work until his death, or Galileo's decision to retract his support of the Copernican theory help us answer this question?

How might the Scientific Revolution have contributed to the Enlightenment, and other changes in the 18th century?

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