Picturing knowledge : historical and philosophical problems concerning the use of art in science / edited by Brian S. Baigrie

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Subjects: Scientific illustration--History
Scientific illustration--Philosophy
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1996
Series: Toronto studies in philosophy
LC Classification: Q
Physical Description: xxiv, 389 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
1. The Didactic and the Elegant: Some Thoughts on Scientific and Technological Illustrations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance / Bert S. Hall 3
2. Temples of the Body and Temples of the Cosmos: Vision and Visualization in the Vesalian and Copernican Revolutions / Martin Kemp 40
3. Descartes's Scientific Illustrations and 'la grande mecanique de la nature' / Brian S. Baigrie 86
4. Illustrating Chemistry / David Knight 135
5. Representations of the Natural System in the Nineteenth Century / Robert J. O'Hara 164
6. Visual Representation in Archaeology: Depicting the Missing-Link in Human Origins / Stephanie Moser 184
7. Towards an Epistemology of Scientific Illustration / David Topper 215
8. Illustration and Inference / James Robert Brown 250
9. Visual Models and Scientific Judgment / Ronald N. Giere 269
10. Are Pictures Really Necessary? The Case of Sewall Wright's 'Adaptive Landscapes' / Michael Ruse 303
Bibliography 339
Notes on Contributors 373
Index 377
Additional Authors: Baigrie, Brian S. (Brian Scott)
Notes: LCCN: 96172985
ISBN: 080202985X (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0802074391 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-371) and index
OCLC Number: 35089504
ISBN/ISSN: 080202985X