New PDF release: Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics

By Andrew Barker

The technology known as 'harmonics' used to be one of many significant highbrow corporations of Greek antiquity. Ptolemy's treatise seeks to speculate it with new medical rigour; its continuously subtle procedural self-awareness marks it as a key textual content within the historical past of technological know-how. This publication is a sustained methodological exploration of Ptolemy's undertaking. After an research of his particular pronouncements at the science's goals and the tools applicable to it, it examines Ptolemy's behavior of his research intimately, concluding that regardless of occasional uncertainties, the declared method is with outstanding constancy. Ptolemy pursues tenaciously his novel goal of integrating heavily the project's theoretical and empirical levels and exhibits extraordinary mastery of the concept that, the layout and the behavior of managed experimental assessments. by way of starting up this overlooked textual content to historians of technological know-how, the ebook goals to supply some extent of departure for wider stories of Greek medical method.

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