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  • Lawrence M. Principe

Abstract

What was the Scientific Revolution and when was it? The Introduction states that it started around 1500 and ended around 1700 and it is the most important and talked-about era in the history of science. Some see it as a break from the medieval world. Others see it as an illusion of retrospection. The period saw a substantial increase in the number of people asking questions about the natural world, a proliferation of new answers, and the development of new methods for getting answers. The Scientific Revolution laid many of the foundations that continue to underpin modern scientific methods and knowledge.

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