Great Books of the Scientific Revolution: A History
Hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science, this course will be taught by Haverford professor, Darin Hayton.
This course will explore the history of the Scientific Revolution through a series of biographies of the books we most commonly associate with that revolution. Each week will focus on a specific author and work. For each book, the class will look at the content as part of a broader set of questions, and try to understand the various motivations and anxieties that animated those questions. The class will also investigate the publishing history and dissemination of the books to get a better sense of who read these books, how they came to see certain ideas in them, and how they responded to those ideas.
6 Wednesdays, September 25 - November 6, 2019, 6:15 - 7:45 PM. At the Independence Branch of the Free Library, 18 S. 7th Street (between Market and Chestnut).
No preregistration necessary. Register by completing a form at the class.
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