Scientific Revolution

Although few expressions are more commonly used in writing about science than 'science revolution,' there is a continuing debate as to the propriety of applying the concept and term 'revolution' to scientific change. There is, furthermore, a wide difference of opinion as to what may constitute a revolution. And although almost all historians would agree that a genuine alteration of an exceptionally radical nature (the Scientific Revolution) occurred in the sciences at some time between the late fifteenth (or early sixteenth) century and the end of the seventeenth century, the question of exactly when this revolution occurred arouses as much scholarly disagreement as the cognate question of precisely what it was.


What is a revolution? What causes it? When did it begin? Scholars disagree on these matters.

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 The Newtonian Revolution
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Cohen , I. Bernard (1983-04-29), The Newtonian Revolution, Cambridge Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2012-01-31
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