The Shaping of Western Civilization

The Shaping of Western Civilization

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The Shaping of Western Civilization: From the Reformation to the Present begins with the Reformation and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation.Figure 7.8: Stone falling from tower, with Earth moving, assuming inertia (stone is dropped when tower is at point 1 and lands when tower is at point 2.) In order to counter this argument, Galileo found himself rethinking Aristotlea#39;s notion of motion (see 7.2). ... the concept of inertia illustrates something about the world view ofa culture, namely, that it tends to be coherent, each element reinforcing the others.

Title:The Shaping of Western Civilization
Author:Michael Burger
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2013-12-16


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