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Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780262062343
Pages : 508 pages
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Download Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters PDF Format Full Free by Mordechai Feingold and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reassessment of the Jesuit contributions to the emergence of the scientificworldview.


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Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317111095
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets PDF Format Full Free by Mark A. Waddell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. The search for hidden causes lay at the heart of the early modern study of nature, and included phenomena such as the activity of the magnet, the marvelous powers ascribed to certain animals and plants, and the hidden, destructive forces churning in the depths of the Earth. While this was a project embraced by most early modern naturalists, however, the book demonstrates that the Jesuits were uniquely suited to the study of nature’s hidden secrets because of the complex methods of contemplation and meditation enshrined at the core of their spirituality. Divided into six chapters, the work documents how particular Jesuits sought to reveal and expose nature’s myriad secrets through an innovative blending of technology, imagery, and experiment. Moving beyond the conventional Aristotelianism mandated by the Society of Jesus, they set forth a vision of the world that made manifest the works of God as Creator, no matter how deeply hidden those works were. The book thus not only presents a narrative that challenges present-day assumptions about the role played by Catholic religious communities in the formation of modern science, but also captures the exuberance and inventiveness of the early modern study of nature.


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Jesuit Contribution to Science

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319083651
Pages : 277 pages
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Download Jesuit Contribution to Science PDF Format Full Free by Agustín Udías and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-09-27 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a comprehensive history of the many contributions the Jesuits made to science from their founding to the present. It also links the Jesuits dedication to science with their specific spirituality which tries to find God in all things. The book begins with Christopher Clavius, professor of mathematics in the Roman College between 1567 and 1595, the initiator of this tradition. It covers Jesuits scientific contributions in mathematics, astronomy, physics and cartography up until the suppression of the order by the Pope in 1773. Next, the book details the scientific work the Jesuits pursued after their restoration in 1814. It examines the establishment of a network of observatories throughout the world; details contributions made to the study of tropical hurricanes, earthquakes and terrestrial magnetism and examines such important figures as Angelo Secchi, Stephen J. Perry, James B. Macelwane and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. From their founding to the present, Jesuits have trodden an uncommon path to the frontiers where the Christian message is not yet known. Jesuits’ work in science is also an interesting chapter in the general problem of the relation between science and religion. This book provides readers with a complete portrait of the Jesuit scientific tradition. Its engaging story will appeal to those with an interest in the history of science, the history of the relations between science and religion and the history of Jesuits.


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Le monde est une peinture

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN 13 : 3050046368
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Le monde est une peinture PDF Format Full Free by Elisabeth Oy-Marra and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2011-04-20 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die Autoren des Bandes fragen nach der Rolle der Bilder bei der Herausbildung einer Identitat des Jesuitenordens. Die Schaffung einer "jesuitischen Identitat" wird in den verschiedenen Beitragen als ein Ideal des Ordens verstanden, das uber alle ordensinternen Heterogenitaten hinweg zu vermitteln versucht wurde. Charakteristisch fur die Jesuiten war eine Kultur des Wandels in einer sich wandelnden Welt, einer permanenten individuellen Akkommodation und Neuerfindung, die mit einer Vielzahl von Identitaten verbunden war. Vor allem die enorme Mobilitat der Ordensmitglieder im Raum und in ihren Aufgaben und Handlungen ging mit Spannungen einher, die eine Neu- oder Umordnung tradierter Wissens- und Wissenschaftshierarchien erforderlich machte. Unter diesem Gesichtspunkt erscheinen gerade die vom Orden und seinen Mitgliedern aufgenommenen visuellen Strategien als formgebende Prozesse, die sowohl in den Orden hinein als auch uber ihn hinaus wirken sollten. Die Beitrage beschaftigen sich daher sowohl mit Bildtheorien, die im Jesuitenorden eine grosse Rolle spielten, als auch mit fur den Orden besonders bedeutsamen Bildern sowie mit der Frage nach der Rolle des Wissens und der Visualisierung der Ordensidentitat."


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Jesuit Intellectual and Physical Exchange between England and Mainland Europe, c. 1580–1789

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004362665
Pages : 385 pages
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Download Jesuit Intellectual and Physical Exchange between England and Mainland Europe, c. 1580–1789 PDF Format Full Free by James E. Kelly and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-11-26 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesuit Intellectual and Physical Exchange between England and Mainland Europe, c. 1580–1789: ‘The World is our House’? gathers an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the Jesuit English Mission’s wider impact within the Society and early modern European Catholicism.


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Jesuits and the Book of Nature

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ISBN 13 : 9004382364
Pages : 299 pages
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Download Jesuits and the Book of Nature PDF Format Full Free by Francisco Malta Romeiras and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-09-16 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesuits and the Book of Nature: Science and Education in Modern Portugal offers an account of the Jesuits’ contributions to science and education after the restoration of the Society of Jesus in Portugal in 1858.


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The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107030587
Pages : 311 pages
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Download The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey D. Burson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-29 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume analyses the causes and consequences of the Jesuit Suppression, one of the most dramatic events in eighteenth-century history.


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Cultural Hegemony in a Scientific World

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004443770
Pages : 440 pages
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Download Cultural Hegemony in a Scientific World PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-12-07 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive survey of how scientific disciplines have always been informed by politics and ideology on the basis of the Gramscian views in historical materialism, hegemony and civil society.


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The Jesuits

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Publisher : Canterbury Press
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ISBN 13 : 1786221985
Pages : 289 pages
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Download The Jesuits PDF Format Full Free by Michael Walsh and published by Canterbury Press. This book was released on 2022-09-20 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Society of Jesus – the Jesuits – is the largest religious order in the Roman Catholic Church. Distinguished by their obedience and their loyalty to the Holy See, they have never, during nearly five hundred years’ history, produced a pope until now: Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. Michael Walsh tells the story of the Society through the stories and exploits of its members over five hundred years, from Ignatius of Loyola to Pope Francis himself. He explores the Jesuits' commitment to humanist philosophy, which over the centuries has set it at odds with the Vatican, as well as the hostility towards the Jesuits both on the part of Protestants and also Roman Catholics - a hostility which led one pope to attempt to suppress the Society worldwide towards the end of the eighteenth century. Drawing on the author’s extensive inside knowledge, this narrative history traces the Society’s founding and growth, its impact on Catholic education, its missions especially in the Far East and Latin America, its progressive theology, its clashes with the Vatican, and the emergence of Jorge Bergoglio, the first Jesuit to become Pope. Finally, it reflects on the Society's present character and contemporary challenges.


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The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemology

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319583107
Pages : 533 pages
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Download The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemology PDF Format Full Free by Danilo Capecchi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-08 with total page 533 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book casts new light on the process that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a profound transformation in the study of nature with the emergence of mechanistic philosophy, the new mixed mathematics, and the establishment of the experimental approach. It is argued that modern European science originated from Hellenistic mathematics not so much because of rediscovery of the latter but rather because its “applied” components, namely mechanics, optics, harmonics, and astronomy, and their methodologies continued to be transmitted throughout the Middle Ages without serious interruption. Furthermore, it is proposed that these “applied” components played a role in their entirety; thus, for example, “new” mechanics derived not only from “old” mechanics but also from harmonics, optics, and astronomy. Unlike other texts on the subject, the role of mathematicians is stressed over that of philosophers of nature and the focus is particularly on epistemological aspects. In exploring Galilean and post-Galilean epistemology, attention is paid to the contributions of Galileo’s disciples and also the impact of his enemies. The book will appeal to both historians of science and scientists.


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The History of Water Management in the Iberian Peninsula

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030340619
Pages : 384 pages
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Download The History of Water Management in the Iberian Peninsula PDF Format Full Free by Ana Duarte Rodrigues and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume approaches the history of water in the Iberian Peninsula in a novel way, by linking it to the ongoing international debate on water crisis and solutions to overcome the lack of water in the Mediterranean. What water devices were found? What were the models for these devices? How were they distributed in the villas and monastic enclosures? What impact did hydraulic theoretical knowledge have on these water systems, and how could these systems impact on hydraulic technology? Guided by these questions, this book covers the history of water in the most significant cities, the role of water in landscape transformation, the irrigation systems and water devices in gardens and villas, and, lastly, the theoretical and educational background on water management and hydraulics in the Iberian Peninsula between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries. Historiography on water management in the territory that is today Spain has highlighted the region’s role as a mediator between the Islamic masters of water and the Christian world. The history of water in Portugal is less known, and it has been taken for granted that is similar to its neighbour. This book compares two countries that have the same historical roots and, therefore, many similar stories, but at the same time, offers insights into particular aspects of each country. It is recommended for scholars and researchers interested in any field of history of the early modern period and of the nineteenth century, as well as general readers interested in studies on the Iberian Peninsula, since it was the role model for many settlements in South America, Asia and Africa.


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Peripheral Wonders

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Publisher : Associated University Presse
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ISBN 13 : 9780838756898
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Peripheral Wonders PDF Format Full Free by Margaret R. Ewalt and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2008 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work expands traditional conceptions of the Enlightenment by examining the roles of wonder and Jesuit missionary conceptions of the Enlightenment by examining the century in a production of knowledge that serves both intellectual and religious functions.


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The Jesuits, the Padroado and East Asian Science (1552-1773)

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Publisher : World Scientific
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ISBN 13 : 9812771255
Pages : 252 pages
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Download The Jesuits, the Padroado and East Asian Science (1552-1773) PDF Format Full Free by Lu¡s Saraiva and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2008 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the end of the 15th century, Portugal was given the oversight (Padroado) of all Catholic missions in Asia. The Society of Jesus played a major role in this enterprise of evangelization, which in Jesuit hands led to the transmission of major elements of European mathematical sciences to East Asia. The essays in this volume present important new data and analysis on the extent to and ways in which Jesuit scientific culture and Portuguese policies regarding education, trade and mission shaped the reception of ?Western learning? in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam in the early modern period.


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Science in the Vanished Arcadia

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ISBN 13 : 9004256776
Pages : 403 pages
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Download Science in the Vanished Arcadia PDF Format Full Free by Miguel de Asúa and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Science in the Vanished Arcadia Miguel de Asúa provides the first modern comprehensive account of Jesuit science in the missions of Paraguay and the River Plate region during the 17th and 18th centuries.


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Sojourners in a Strange Land

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226355616
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Sojourners in a Strange Land PDF Format Full Free by Florence C. Hsia and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2011-04-15 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though Jesuits assumed a variety of roles as missionaries in late imperial China, their most memorable guise was that of scientific expert, whose maps, clocks, astrolabes, and armillaries reportedly astonished the Chinese. But the icon of the missionary-scientist is itself a complex myth. Masterfully correcting the standard story of China Jesuits as simple conduits for Western science, Florence C. Hsia shows how these missionary-scientists remade themselves as they negotiated the place of the profane sciences in a religious enterprise. Sojourners in a Strange Land develops a genealogy of Jesuit conceptions of scientific life within the Chinese mission field from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Analyzing the printed record of their endeavors in natural philosophy and mathematics, Hsia identifies three models of the missionary man of science by their genres of writing: mission history, travelogue, and academic collection. Drawing on the history of early modern Europe’s scientific, religious, and print culture, she uses the elaboration and reception of these scientific personae to construct the first collective biography of the Jesuit missionary-scientist’s many incarnations in late imperial China.


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The Jesuits

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780802042873
Pages : 804 pages
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Download The Jesuits PDF Format Full Free by John W. O'Malley and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 804 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An astounding history of the accomplishments of the Society of Jesus, from painting and poetry to cartography and physics, from Europe to New France to China.


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Catholicism and Science

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 0313021953
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Catholicism and Science PDF Format Full Free by Peter M.J Hess and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-03-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When most people think about Catholicism and science, they will automatically think of one of the famous events in the history of science - the condemnation of Galileo by the Roman Catholic Church. But the interaction of Catholics with science has been - and is - far more complex and positive than that depicted in the legend of the Galileo affair. Understanding the natural world has always been a strength of Catholic thought and research - from the great theologians of the Middle Ages to the present day - and science has been a hallmark of Catholic education for centuries. Catholicism and Science, a volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion series, covers all aspects of the relationship of science and the Church: How Catholics interacted with the profound changes in the physical sciences (natural philosophy) and biological sciences (natural history) during the Scientific Revolution; how Catholic scientists reacted to the theory of evolution and their attempts to make evolution compatible with Catholic theology; and the implications of Roman Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings for neuroscientific research, and for investigation into genetics and cloning. The volume includes primary source documents, a glossary and timeline of important events, and an annotated bibliography of the most useful works for further research