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Grant, Edward 1926-

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Works: 65 works in 411 publications in 10 languages and 12,458 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Translator, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Edward Grant
Physical science in the Middle Ages by Edward Grant( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A source book in medieval science by Edward Grant( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550 : from Aristotle to Copernicus by Edward Grant( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many people believe that during the Middle Ages Christianity was actively hostile toward science - then known as natural philosophy - and impeded its progress. This comprehensive survey of science and religion during the period between the lives of Aristotle and Copernicus demonstrates that medieval theologians were not hostile to learning natural philosophy, but embraced it. Had they had not done so, the Scientific Revolution would not - and could not - have occurred. Students and lay readers will learn how the roots of much of the scientific culture of today originated with the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages. Science and Religion, 400 B.C.-A.D. 1550 thoroughly covers the relationship between science and religion in the medieval period, and provides many resources for the student or lay reader."--Jacket
A history of natural philosophy : from the ancient world to the nineteenth century by Edward Grant( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural philosophy encompassed all natural phenomena of the physical world. It sought to discover the physical causes of all natural effects and was little concerned with mathematics. By contrast, the exact mathematical sciences were narrowly confined to various computations that did not involve physical causes, functioning totally independently of natural philosophy. Although this began slowly to change in the late Middle Ages, a much more thoroughgoing union of natural philosophy and mathematics occurred in the seventeenth century and thereby made the Scientific Revolution possible. The title of Isaac Newton's great work, The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, perfectly reflects the new relationship. Natural philosophy became the 'Great Mother of the Sciences', which by the nineteenth century had nourished the manifold chemical, physical, and biological sciences to maturity, thus enabling them to leave the 'Great Mother' and emerge as the multiplicity of independent sciences we know today
Planets, stars, and orbs : the medieval cosmos, 1200-1687 by Edward Grant( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval cosmology was a fusion of pagan Greek ideas and biblical descriptions of the world, especially the creation account in Genesis. Because cosmology was based on discussions of the relevant works of Aristotle, primary responsibility for its study fell to scholastic theologians and natural philosophers in the universities of western Europe from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. The present work describes the extraordinary range of themes, ideas, and arguments that constituted scholastic cosmology for approximately five hundred years from around 1200 to 1700. Primary emphasis is placed on the world as a whole, what might lie beyond it, and the celestial region, which extended from the Moon to the outermost convex surface of the cosmos. During the late Middle Ages (ca. 1200-1500), Aristotelian cosmology met little opposition or challenge. By the time rival interpretations appeared in the sixteenth century - for example, Platonism, atomism, Stoicism, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and especially Copernicanism - Aristotelian cosmology was firmly entrenched. By the seventeenth century, however, Copernican heliocentric cosmology and the geoheliocentric variant of it, proposed by Tycho Brahe, offered significant alternatives and thereby challenged medieval Aristotelian cosmology as never before. How scholastic natural philosophers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries responded to the new interpretations is an important aspect of this study
The foundations of modern science in the Middle Ages : their religious, institutional, and intellectual contexts by Edward Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to prevailing opinion, the roots of modern science were planted in the ancient and medieval worlds long before the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Four essential factors enabled medieval Europe to prepare the way for the new science: translations into Latin of Greek and Arabic scientific texts in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; the development of universities, which were uniquely Western and used the translations as the basis of a science curriculum; the adjustments of Christianity to secular learning; and the transformation of Aristotle's natural philosophy. This study reviews the accomplishments of medieval science and also carefully considers how they looked forward to the Scientific Revolution." [Back cover]
Much ado about nothing : theories of space and vacuum from the Middle Ages to the scientific revolution by Edward Grant( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary objective of this study is to provide a description of the major ideas about void space within and beyond the world that were formulated between the fourteenth and early eighteenth centuries. The second part of the book - on infinite, extracosmic void space - is of special significance. The significance of Professor Grant's account is twofold: it provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the scholastic Aristotelian arguments for and against the existence of void space; and it presents (again for the first time) an analysis of the possible influence of scholastic ideas and arguments on the interpretations of space proposed by the nonscholastic authors who made the Scientific Revolution possible. The concluding chapter of the book is unique in not only describing the conceptualizations of space proposed by the makers of the Scientific Revolution, but in assessing the role of readily available scholastic ideas on the conception of space adopted for the Newtonian world
God and reason in the Middle Ages by Edward Grant( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of this book is twofold: to describe how reason was manifested in the curriculum of medieval universities, especially in the subjects of logic, natural philosophy, and theology; and to explain how the Middle Ages acquired an undeserved reputation as an age of superstition, barbarism, and unreason."--Jacket
Mathematics and its applications to science and natural philosophy in the Middle Ages : essays in honor of Marshall Clagett by Edward Grant( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De proportionibus proportionum, and Ad pauca respicientes by Nicole Oresme( Book )

25 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicole Oresme and the kinematics of circular motion: Tractatus de commensurabilitate vel incommensurabilitate motuum celi by Nicole Oresme( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of the earth's centrality and immobility : scholastic reaction to Copernicanism in the seventeenth century by Edward Grant( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of natural philosophy in the late Middle Ages by Edward Grant( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When did modern science begin? -- Science and the medieval university -- The condemnation of 1277, God's absolute power, and physical thought in the late Middle Ages -- God, science, and natural philosophy in the late Middle Ages -- Medieval departures from Aristotelian natural philosophy -- God and the medieval cosmos -- Scientific imagination in the Middle Ages -- Medieval natural philosophy : empiricism without observation -- Science and theology in the Middle Ages -- The fate of ancient Greek natural philosophy in the Middle Ages : Islam and western Christianity -- What was natural philosophy in the Middle Ages? -- Aristotelianism and the longevity of the medieval worldview
Studies in Medieval science and natural philosophy by Edward Grant( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent systems : safety, reliability, and maintainability issues by Okyay Kaynak( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of some of the papers that were presented during aNATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Kusadasi, Turkey, August 24-28, 1992. Attendance at this workshop was mainly by invitation only, drawing people representing industry, government and the academic community. Many of the participants were internationally recognized leaders in the topic of the workshop. The papers in the volume are grouped in six parts, with a balance of theory and applications. Some papers provide introductory and overview material as well as reviews of the state of the art and others provide detail in specialized areas which can be useful to practitioners. The parts discuss the following topics: - Intelligent systems: analysis and assessment issues - Dependability of intelligent systems - Intelligent front ends - Learningsystems - Safety and reliability of advanced robotic systems - Dependability considerations in industrial applications
La nature et le vide dans la physique médiévale : études dédiées à Edward Grant by Biagio Pelacani da Parma( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypotheses in late medieval and early modern science by Edward Grant( Book )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1964 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical theory of proportionality of Nicole Oresme (ca. 1320-1382) by Edward Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New look at medieval cosmology, 1200-1687 by Edward Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of natural philosophy : from the ancient world to the nineteenth century
Alternative Names
Edward Grant American historian

Edward Grant Amerikaans filosoof

Edward Grant historiador estadounidense

Edward Grant historien américain

Edward Grant US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Grant, E. 1926-

Grant, E. 1926- (Edward)

Grant, E. (Edward)

Grant, E. (Edward), 1926-

Grant, Edward

Granta, E. 1926-

Granta, Eduardus 1926-

Эдвард Грант

ادوارد گرانت فیلسوف آمریکایی

그랜트, 에드워드

グラント, E.

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Science and religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550 : from Aristotle to CopernicusA history of natural philosophy : from the ancient world to the nineteenth centuryPlanets, stars, and orbs : the medieval cosmos, 1200-1687The foundations of modern science in the Middle Ages : their religious, institutional, and intellectual contextsMuch ado about nothing : theories of space and vacuum from the Middle Ages to the scientific revolutionGod and reason in the Middle AgesMathematics and its applications to science and natural philosophy in the Middle Ages : essays in honor of Marshall ClagettThe nature of natural philosophy in the late Middle AgesIntelligent systems : safety, reliability, and maintainability issues