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Title: The Scientific Revolution


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The Scientific Revolution
  • Change in Worldview

2
The Scientific Revolution
  • What The developing belief that reason could be
    used to understand the natural world

3
The Scientific Revolution
  • When Began in the mid-16th century and extended
    into the early 18th

4
The Scientific Revolution
  • Where Throughout much of Europe

5
The Scientific Revolution
  • Who A number of prominent individuals including
    Galileo, Descartes and Newton

6
The Scientific Revolution
  • How Overthrew its earlier Medieval worldview
    and changed its perception of heaven earth

7
The Scientific Revolution
  • Why What were the sources of the Scientific
    Revolution?
  • Multiple causation

8
Sources (The Why)
  • Renaissance Humanists translated many new texts
    from the ancient Greeks and Romans that showed
    disagreement among the ancients themselves.
  • This led to a natural questioning and desire to
    see which theory was correct.

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Sources (The Why)
  • Renaissance Artists also had an impact as a
    result of their emphasis on displaying nature and
    the human body correctly.
  • This led to an emphasis on observation.

10
Sources (The Why)
  • Technology New inventions made such as the
    microscope and telescope made scientific
    discoveries possible.

11
Sources (The Why)
  • Technology The printing press allowed ideas to
    spread quickly and that encouraged further
    observation and refinement of ideas

12
Sources (The Why)
  • Ideas Mathematics and the spread of math
    knowledge played a crucial role (many of the
    early pioneers of the Revolution were
    mathematicians)

13
The Scientific Revolution
  • Historical Significance Represents a turning
    point in history with the development of modern
    thinking
  • A change in world view from the earlier Medieval

14
Rise of the West
  • How did the Scientific Revolution contribute to
    the rise of the West?

15
Change in Worldview
  • The Scientific Revolution led to a changing
    vision within Europe that arrived at a new
    conception of the natural world.
  • In this world, reason was glorified and the
    development of the scientific method led to
    breakthroughs in many areas.

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Change in Worldview
  • In practice, this led to advances in astronomy
    and seafaring that led to the ability of
    Europeans to sail greater distances with more
    speed and accuracy.
  • It also led to advances in military technology,
    greater knowledge of the human body as well as
    advances in the practical arts and agriculture.
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