On Understanding Science: An Historical Approach

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Index
ACCADEMIA DEL CIMENTO, 62
Accidental discovery, 65, 72, 101
Accumulative knowledge, 20, 21, 22, 25
Agricola, 33
Air, an elastic medium, 46; required for respiration, 85; weight of, 37, 58, 127
Air pump, 80, 40, 42, Boyle's diagram of, 45
Anatomists, 112
Animal electricity, 72
Anthropology, 26
Archaeologist, 27
Archaeology, 25
Atomic energy, 4
Atmospheric pressure, 42, 49
Aquinas, Thomas, 21
Archimedes, 112
BACON, 20, 61
Barometer, 39, 44, 49
Becker, 82
Biological sciences, 23
Biology, 19, 99
Boccaccio, 9
Boyle, Robert, 30, 42, 43, 46, 61, 80, 83, 94
Boyle's Law, 30, 49, 50; apparatus for, 52; effect of temperature, 53
Bridgman, P. W., 48, 115, 131
Bruneleschi, 113
CALCINATION, 81
Calx, 77, 81, 82, 86; increase in weight of, 88
Cambridge, 61, 63, 132
Carbon monoxide, 96, 141
Carnot, 29
Cavendish, 80
Charcoal, 81
Charles, 56
Civil Wars, 61
Combustion, 65, 75, 77
Combustion and calcination, summary of certain facts, 139
Concept, may be a barrier, 74
Concepts from experiment, new, 30, 44, 65, 66, 101
Conceptual scheme, 19, 24, 36, 59, 66, 72, 77, 84, 89, 118, 137
Controlled experiment, 18, 31, 50, 56, 59, 65, 104
Controlled variable, 56, 95, 104
Copernican theory, 29
Copernicus, 8, 29
Cork, Earl of, 42
DANTE, 21
Darwin, 15, 29
Davy, Humphry, 73
Definition of science, 23
Dephlogisticated air, 85
Descartes, 46, 61
ECONOMICS, 26
Einstein, 22, 29
Electric battery, 65, 69, 70, 105, 138
Electric current, 66
Electrostatic machine, 68
Epistemology, 19
Erasmus, 9
Experiment, new concepts from, 30, 44, 65, 66, 101
Experimental difficulties, condition evolution of new concepts, 93

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