University of Florida: Robert H. Hatch's "The Scientific Revolution: Definition, Concept, and History"

This course and the previous lecture focus primarily on political revolutions, but it is important to be aware that there are other types of revolutionary change. There was, for example, the "Scientific Revolution", the "Industrial Revolution", the so-called "Revolt against Positivism", in Europe's arts and philosophy at the end of the nineteenth century, and we are now in the midst of what many call the "Environmental Revolution", or intensified efforts to make economic growth sustainable. Read this text, focusing on any similarities you perceive between political and scientific revolutionary change.