Syracuse University Special Collections, scientific history, Vesalius, Galileo, neoplatonism, heliocentrism, Johann Kepler, Isaac Newton
History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
This article gives a brief synopsis of the scientific advancements made during the seventeenth century, the literature of which can partly be found at Syracuse University Special Collections. The author argues that the progenitors of the new scientific thought such as Galileo were not at odds with the mysticism and occultism of the past, and in fact still embraced certain parts of that Middle Ages past.
Harth, Erich M. "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Progress of Science in the Seventeenth Century." The Courier 19.2 (1984): 81-90.