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2. The First Scientific Theories 23
The Creation of Science
1The Early Greeks and their Predecessors
Science Must Begin with Myths
Two Cultures
Cosmos: an Elegant Universe
Myths and Theories
Natural Phenomena
2The First Scientific Theories
The Fathers of Medicine
Eleatics and Atomists: Achilles and the Tortoise
The Pythagoreans: the Secret Magic of Numbers
Come the Time of Proof
Euclid
Science and Technology
Great Achievement Assured
3Men of the World
Plato
Teleology: the Best of all Possible Worlds
Atomism: Let us Trace the Pattern
No Slight or Trivial Influence
Aristotle: The Master of Those who Know
The Terrestrial Realm
The Heavens
Speculations Upon Matter
Aristotle and Qualities
Explanations
Direction of Explanation: Clockwork Lives
4Heavenly Thoughts
Eudoxus: Thinking Regressively
Ptolemaic Astronomy
Revolutionary Thinking
Modelling the Heavens
6Medicine and the Life Sciences
Galen
Ancient Thought on Blood
Aristotle and Biology: Biology’s Beginnings
Embryology and Species
Taxonomy
7Later Greek Science: After Aristotle
Epicurus and Epicureanism: on the Nature of Things
Stoics: the Active and the Passive
Archimedes
Eratosthenes
Hero and his Engine
The Origins of Alchemy and Astrology
Glossary of Terms
Timeline of Ancient Greek Philosopher-scientists
Further Reading
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Eureka! the Birth of Science - Andrew Gregory

Eureka! the Birth of Science - Andrew Gregory

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