The Scientific Revolution

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the roots of the scientific revolution and profiles four influential men: Galileo, Copernicus, Newton and Descartes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Scientific Revolution /Enlightenment

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific Revolution blossomed in the Enlightenment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

17th England & Transformation

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that this was a period of transformation. The view of the seventeenth century presented by Hill shows that it was nothing less than the period in which the modern world began to take shape. No additional sources cited.

Montesquieu's 'The Persian Letters'

A 5 page analysis of this classic novel of the seventeenth-century in which the writer demonstrates that Montesquieu's masterpiece reflects both the ideas and beliefs of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Scientific Revolution & The Enlightenment

A 7 page research paper that discusses the relationship between the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century and the Enlightenment of the eighteenth and how these eras changed the worldview of Western European society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Early Modern Absolute Monarchy, Baroque Style And Scientific Revolution: Responses To The Turmoil Of The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

5 pages in length. Introducing such revolutionary concepts as were developed during the scientific revolution truly transformed the way in which the world operated. So many inventions changed how people lived their lives that it was not difficult to leave behind the archaic in favor of the new and improved. However, contemporary inventions were not the only influences during that period; rather, there was a substantial expansion of human rights and basic freedoms due directly to the Enlightenment. Both the scientific revolution and Enlightenment periods, along with baroque style and early modern absolute monarchy, served as responses to the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, signaling significant changes to come. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Seventeenth Century Scientific Revolution

A 6 page review of the scientific advancements in the Seventeenth Century and how these changes affect the current Twentieth Century Western World. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Scientific Revolution

12 pages in length. This paper describes the attitude of the government towards science following the Scientific Revolution. It was generally a positive one. The widespread interest in science after the revolution lead political leaders in Europe to support the sciences and saw the advent of Scientific Societies such as the Royal Society of London and the French Acadamei des Sciences. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Revolutions in Science and Technology

A 7 page research paper that discusses advancements and innovations. This examination of scientific creative innovation begins with the medicine and the penicillin revolution, but then looks also at the examples of creative revolutions that have occurred in the contemporary era and concludes with observations bout the way in which scientific and technological creativity tends to overlap. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Class Struggles through European History

This 5 page paper talks about how social class changed between the time of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment and from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. The impact of the French Revolution is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources

Thomas S. Kuhn/Structure of Scientific Revolutions

A 5 page research paper that investigates Thomas S. Kuhn's groundbreaking theory in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962, University of Chicago Press), which ) radically altered the way that change in science is perceived. The traditional understanding states that science progresses by small increments of change. Kuhn posits that science does not follow this pattern, but rather changes via scientific revolutions in which a new paradigm completely replaces an older one. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Comparing the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions 1500-1750

A 5 page paper discussing the two 'revolutions' with emphasis on England. The machinery, methods and products of the Industrial Revolution are now curiosities of history; the contributions of the Scientific Revolution live on in fact. The Industrial Revolution provided lessons in how people should not be expected to live, and reasons that children should be barred from heavy or repetitive-motion labor that not only could be immediately dangerous but even affect their further growth and development. The Scientific Revolution provided a foundation on which scientists even today continue to build. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Evolution of the Scientific Revolution

An 8 page outline of some of the major steps of the scientific revolution which spanned the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. The author explores the work of some of the most noteworthy scientists of all time but also points out that many discoveries can be attributed to novice hobbyists. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Economic and Social Developments from the Age of Exploration Onwards

This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of social and economic developments from the 15th to 17th centuries. The Age of Exploration, as well as the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment are covered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Peter Dear: “Miracles, Experiments and the Ordinary Course of Nature”

This 4 page paper discusses Peter Dear’s article “Miracles, Experiments and the Ordinary Course of Nature” and argues that his main point is to trace why scientific thought in France and England developed along different paths, even though both countries were in the midst of the Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.