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Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-422-4
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Aestimatio 3
Publication Date: Jan 1,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 201
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-422-4
$133.00
Your price: $93.10

Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.

Reviewers in volume 3 include Alberto Bernabé, Philippa Lang, Mary Beagon, Sara Ahbel-Rappe, John Steele, Pamela H. Smith, Stephen Gaukroger, Edward C. Halper, Mary M. Thomas, Daryn Lehoux, Julie Laskaris, Serafina Cuomo, Daniel B. Gallagher, John P. Britton, Fabio Acerbi, Mauro Zonta, Joshua J. Reynolds, Barton C. Hacker, S. R. Sarma, Cristina Viano, Ryan D. Tweney, Katharina Volk, Daniel W. Graham, David McGee, Teun Tieleman, Joel Walker, and Donald J. Zeyl. There are also memorial notices by John Murdoch and John P. Britton.

Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.

Reviewers in volume 3 include Alberto Bernabé, Philippa Lang, Mary Beagon, Sara Ahbel-Rappe, John Steele, Pamela H. Smith, Stephen Gaukroger, Edward C. Halper, Mary M. Thomas, Daryn Lehoux, Julie Laskaris, Serafina Cuomo, Daniel B. Gallagher, John P. Britton, Fabio Acerbi, Mauro Zonta, Joshua J. Reynolds, Barton C. Hacker, S. R. Sarma, Cristina Viano, Ryan D. Tweney, Katharina Volk, Daniel W. Graham, David McGee, Teun Tieleman, Joel Walker, and Donald J. Zeyl. There are also memorial notices by John Murdoch and John P. Britton.

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ContributorBiography

Alan Bowen

Alan C. Bowen (PhD, University of Toronto) is the Director of the Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science (Princeton). He has published extensively on the history of the exact sciences (especially astronomy and harmonic science) and philosophy in Greco-Roman antiquity.

Tracey Rihll

Tracey E Rihll is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Classics at SwanseaUniversity. She has published extensively on various topics in ancient science and technology, and on ancient history, especially warfare and slavery.

  • Contents (page 5)
  • Preface (page 9)
  • Alberto Bernabé on Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the Orphic Gold Tablets by R.G. Edmonds III (page 11)
  • John Murdoch, In memoriam: Marshall Clagett (1916--2005) (page 24)
  • Philippa Lang on Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections by G. E. R. Lloyd (page 29)
  • Mary Beagon on Pliny the Elders Natural History by T. Murphy (page 41)
  • Sara Ahbel-Rappe on Philosophy in Late Antiquity by A. Smith (page 48)
  • John Steele on Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art edited by I. Spar and W. G. Lambert (page 53)
  • Pamela H. Smith on Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe edited by G.Pomata and N. G. Siraisi (page 58)
  • Stephen Gaukroger on Robert Hooke: Tercentennial Studies edited by M. Cooper and M. Hunter (page 62)
  • Edward C. Halper on Aristotle and the Principle of Non-Contradiction by G. Pasquale (page 66)
  • Mary M. Thomas on The Heirs of Archimedes edited by B. D. Steele and T. Dorland (page 72)
  • Daryn Lehoux on Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe by S. C. McCluskey (page 82)
  • Julie Laskaris on Re-Inventions: Essays on Hellenistic and Early Roman Science edited by P. Lang (page 86)
  • Serafina Cuomo on Ars/Techne. Il manuale tecnico nelle civiltà greca e romana edited by M. S. Celentano (page 91)
  • Daniel B. Gallagher on Marsilio Ficino: Platonic Theology. Volume 6, Books XVII--XVIII translated by MJ. B. Allen, Latin text edited by J. Hankins with W. Bowen (page 108)
  • John P. Britton on Episodes from the Early History of Astronomy by A. Aaboe (page 116)
  • Fabio Acerbi on Classics in the History of Greek Mathematics edited by J. Christianidis (page 118)
  • Mauro Zonta on Hebrew Medical Astrology edited by G. Bos, C. Burnett, and T. Langermann (page 124)
  • John P. Britton In memoriam: Asger Hartvig Aaboe (26 April 1922 -- 19 January 2007) (page 129)
  • Joshua J. Reynolds on Reading Platos Theaetetus by T. Chappell (page 133)
  • Barton C. Hacker on Logistics of Warfare in the Age of the Crusades edited by J. H. Pryor (page 142)
  • S. R. Sarma on Expounding the Mathematical Seed by A. Keller (page 153)
  • Cristina Viano on Secrets of Nature:Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe edited by W. R. Newman and A. Grafton (page 158)
  • Ryan D. Tweney on The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions by H. Andersen, P. Barker, and X. Chen (page 163)
  • Katharina Volk on A Brief History of Ancient Astrology by R. Beck (page 173)
  • Daniel W. Graham on The Fragments of Anaxagoras by D. Sider (page 177)
  • David McGee on Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600…1800 by L. D. Ferreiro (page 181)
  • Teun Tieleman on Hippocrates in Context edited by P. J. van der Eijk (page 186)
  • Joel Walker on Early Christian Literature: Christ and Culture in the Second and Third Centuries by H. Rhee (page 188)
  • Donald J. Zeyl on Platos Cosmology and its Ethical Dimensions by G. R. Carone (page 192)
  • Books Received (page 199)