The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe

This collection brings together thirteen articles on early modern Western science, each representing an important contribution to the ways in which the scientific revolution is regarded today. The anthology features classic and prize-winning articles by renowned scholars, including Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society, by Peter Dear; The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory, by Robert S. Westman; Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science, by Owen Hannaway; Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England, by Lesley B. Cormack; and What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution? by Keith Hutchison.