Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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| Editors: Marco Sgarbi

Observation in Renaissance Science

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_958-1


Following the Greek reflection, Renaissance authors subsumed the notion of observation under that of experience. Nonetheless, observation in Renaissance played a crucial role in the making of the modern science, when astronomers and physicians began observing the world systematically. The invention of the printing press, the discovery of the Americas, the introduction of the perspective shaped the way Renaissance actors observed the world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pompeu Fabra UniversityBarcelonaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Matteo Valleriani
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceBerlinGermany