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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Western View of the World before 1500
2. Winds of Change: Searching for a New Philosophy of Nature
3. Observing the Heavens: From Aristotelian Cosmology to the Uniformity of Nature
4. Creating a New Philosophy of Nature
5. Shifting Boundaries: From Mixed Mathematics to Mathematical Physics
6. Exploring the Properties of Matter: Alchemy and Chemistry
7. Studying Life: Plants, Animals, and Humans
8. Rethinking the Universe: Newton on Gravity and God
Epilogue
Suggested Further Reading
Index