[SydPhil] Professor Daniel Garber on 'Why the Scientific Revolution Wasn't a Scientific Revolution', the University of Sydney, Monday 25 August 2014

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Thu Jul 24 12:47:09 AEST 2014

A Sydney Ideas Lecture

Why the Scientific Revolution Wasn't a Scientific Revolution

Professor Daniel Garber, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University

Co-presented with the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science<http://sydney.edu.au/foundations_of_science/>

When Thomas Kuhn was writing The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, it was common to refer to the period in the history of science roughly from Copernicus to Newton as the Scientific Revolution. In this Sydney Ideas lecture, Professor Daniel Garber argues that the political analogy behind the idea of a scientific revolution is singularly inappropriate to describe what happened in this crucial period in the history of science and Western culture. Instead of one paradigm, that is scientific orthodoxy replacing another, what really happened in the period was the eclipse of the idea that we need a single scientific orthodoxy, claims Professor Garber. The so-called Scientific Revolution of the early-modern period was the opening up of an intellectual world of new ideas in competition.

Daniel Garber is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is also affiliated with the Program in History of Science and the Department of Politics. He is the author of Descartes' Metaphysical Physics, Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad, and with Michael Ayers, the editor of The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, among other books and articles, and is the co-editor of the Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy.

When:  Monday 25 August, 6 to 7.30pm

Where:  Law School LT 101
Level 1, Sydney Law School Annex
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney

Cost: Free and open to all with online registration requested

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