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Author Boschiero, Luciano.

Title Experiment and natural philosophy in seventeenth-century Tuscany : the history of the Accademia del cimento / Luciano Boschiero
Published Dordrecht : Springer Verlag, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages : illustrations)
Series Australasian studies in history and philosophy of science ; v. 21
Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 21
Contents Front Matter; 350 Years of coming to grips with the experimental activities of Galileo and his followers; Vincenzio Viviani (1622-1703): Galileo's last disciple; Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679); What it meant to be a Cimento academician; Experiments concerning air pressure and the void and a look at the Accademia's internal workings; The artificial freezing process of liquids, and the properties and effects of heat and cold; The Cimento's publication process and presentational techniques: formulating a policy of self-censorship
Summary The Accademia del Cimento (1657-1667) was the first institution in Europe purporting to use an experimental method in its scientific inquiries. This work counters historiographies that search for the origins of modern science within the experimental practices of Europe's first scientific institutions, such as the Cimento
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed Mar. 18, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Accademia del cimento (Florence, Italy)
Science -- Italy -- Florence -- History -- 17th century.
Learned institutions and societies -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1402062451
140206246X (electronic bk.)