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In other projects Wikiquote. Click here to sign up. When dimentixata give an etymology for a word we hardly ever explain its real meaning, past or present, as such meanings depend on a dimeticata network of connotations. Russo bases his argument on an interpretation of the scientific method. In fact, so Russo claims with great persuasive vigor, we have forgotten the true time and place this revolution took place.

Hellenistic science was focused on the city of Alexandria. Lucio Russo in Some structure might, and therefore should, be discerned in it. If the book helps to renew interest in such grand narratives, it will have made a very interesting contribution.

As this shift gets us from speculation into facts, it is of obvious methodological value. The same principle holds for intellectual achievements, yet Russo to exaggerate a little reads Archimedes almost as if he was the contemporary of Popper. He also concludes that the 17th-century scientific rivoluziome in Europe was due in large part to the recovery of Hellenistic science.

Lucio Russo

In- deed, it is not totally far-fetched to detect a hypothetico-deductive science in some works by Archimedes though even there I tend to see a more purely abstract mathematical thinkingBut taken in their historical context, such works belonged to a wider domain of persuasive writings.


We may often be wary today, as professional historians, of suggesting all-encompassing models of historical progress and decline. Certainly not at the so-called scientific revolution—which merely brought back to life the Hellenistic methods it knew from its literary sources. Help Center Find new research papers in: La rivoluzione dimenticataRusso promotes the belief that Hellenistic science in the period — BC reached heights not achieved by Classical age science, and proposes that it went further than ordinarily thought, in multiple fields not normally associated with ancient science.

For this shift in general, see [Saito ].

Skip to main content. While something profound clearly changed roughly between the fifth and the fourth centuries B. First, I think Russo puts too much stress on a single period.

In the history of science, he has reconstructed some contributions of the Hellenistic astronomer Hipparchusthrough the analysis of his surviving works, and the proof of heliocentrism attributed by Plutarch to Seleucus of Seleucia and studied the history of theories of tides [3]from the Hellenistic to modern age. But what if the very same things change their meanings according to their contexts? PhysicsMathematicsHistory of Science.

We simply cannot date rrivoluzione ancient science with any accuracy. He engaged in mass purges and expulsions of all intellectuals. Retrieved from ” https: Knotentheorie, Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete, Vol. In L’ America dimenticataRusso suggests that the Americas were known to some European civilizations in ancient times, probably discovered by the Phoenicians or the Carthaginiansbut that the knowledge was lost under Roman expansion in the 2nd century BCE.

Il pensiero scientifico greco e la scienza moderna. Essentially, this is a Popperian version of the hypothetico-deductive model, consisting of construct- ing theoretical domains, producing conclusions according to mathematical reasoning, and interpreting and testing those conclusions by appealing to empirical realizations.

Not in the Classical period. Second, I think Russo puts rysso much stress on a single method.


La Rivoluzione Dimenticata

Remember me on this computer. Nor rjvoluzione than the third century B. Yet the play of the history of Western science was not entirely episodic. Log In Sign Up. Indeed—crucially—the works of Archimedes meant to ancient readers something different from what they meant to, say, Galileo. Preface by Marcello Cini. Lucio Russo born 22 November is an Italian physicistmathematician and dimenticaata of science.

This was not West- ern Rivoluzikne of the 16th—17th centuries, but the eastern Mediterranean of the third century B. Hypothetico-deductive science may have its roots in Greece—but the roots are tan- gled, as it were, leading to surprising places such as pure mathematics, speculative medicine, and rhetoric. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Perhaps, then, the scientific revolution consisted just in this: Briefly, I find his dismissal of non-Hellenistic science unmotivated.

Third and finally, I think Russo puts too much stress on a single historical model.

La Rivoluzione Dimenticata by Lucio Russo

Views Read Edit View history. It will serve as excellent reading in a survey of the history of science, besides of course offering an important thesis, well worth our critical attention. First, it rivolzuione to a new wave of studies of Greek mathematics, where emphasis shifts from the Classical antecedents to the Hellenistic ex- tant sources themselves.

A truly forgotten revolution! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat Indeed, Russo cannot be much wrong in ascribing a major role, in this play, to the Greeks.