Augustine to Galileo: The History of Science, A.D. 400- 1650

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BIBLIOGRAPHY
TITLES HAVE BEEN RESTRICTED to the most useful books on each topic. Reference has been made to recent articles of outstanding importance. The list has been limited to works in English and French except in cases where the only available work on an essential topic is in German or Italian.
Introduction
Some books on the philosophy of science may be recommended here:
P. W. BRIDGEMAN, The Logic of Modern Physics ( New York, 1928); W. I. B. BEVERIDGE, The Art of Scientific Investigation ( London, 1950); W. K. CLIFFORD, The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences, 2nd ed. ( New York, 1946); M. R. COHEN and E. NAGEL, An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method ( London, 1934); H. DINGLE , Through Science to Philosophy ( Oxford, 1937); SIR ARTHUR S. EDDINGTON , The Philosophy of physical Science ( Cambridge, 1939); F. ENRIQUES, Problems of Science, trans. K. Royce ( Chicago, 1924); P. FRANK, Modern Science and its Philosophy ( Cambridge, Mass., 1950); J. S. HALDANE, Mechanism, Life and Personality ( London, 1921); E. MEYERSON, De l'Explication dans les Sciences, 2 vols. ( Paris, 1921); K. PEARSON, The Grammar of Science ( London, 1892); H. POINCARÉ, Science and Hypothesis ( London, 1905), Science and Method ( London, 1914); BERTRAND RUSSELL , Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy ( London, 1919); SIR C. SHERRINGTON, Man on His Nature ( Cambridge, 1942); A. N. WHITEHEAD, An Introduction to Mathematics ( London, 1911); J. H. WOODGER, Biological Principles ( London, 1929).

Chapter One
Basic books on the history of science in the Middle Ages are:-- P. DUHEM, Le Système du Monde, 5 vols. ( Paris, 1913-17), a classic work; C. H. HASKINS, Studies in the History of Mediaeval Science ( Cambridge, Mass., 1927); G. SARTON, Introduction to the

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