HISTORY OF SCIENCE (MS 1268-1317)
Lecture IX of the Lowell Institute Lectures of 1892-93. Survey of the post-Hellenic period. The failure of the Arabs to make any contribution. Semitic imagination regarded as passionate and poetical but requiring restraint in order to make scientific contributions. The beginnings of modern western science. Scientific activity is arrested by the discovery of Aristotle's nonlogical writings and the subsequent conviction that the study of Aristotle was essential to salvation. The rise of the universities. The thirteenth-century manuscript of Petrus Peregrinus (CSP claims he was the first to translate all of it).
Aristotle, Peregrinus Petrus manuscript of, history of see also Astronomy history of; Mathematics history of, Translations CSP's, history of Universe
pp. 1-58, with a variant p. 14.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE