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The scientific revolution, effects on society
If today we asked a child if he is able to imagine a world without technological means such as computers or cell phones, we would probably obtain more than a perplexed face and a mind questioning about the possibility of this, without going any further,If we stop to reflect personally and venture to conceive a world in which the clock does not exist, we would have endless questions and a difficulty to understand that effectively, such a world, it is possible. A viable explanation for this is that the environment in which man is found, gives him a particular perception of reality, so his way of seeing the world, his beliefs, and his ideologies, are influenced by the circumstances thatThey surround it, as the Spanish thinker once said, José Ortega y Gasset: ‘I am me and my circumstance;If I don’t save her, I don’t save me ’.
That is why, conceiving the world, for example, as the medieval, or the Renaissance, from our current point of view, is very difficult;since if the interest in understanding the circumstances of these and of knowledge regarding the context of these men is not very broad, then, most likely, the effort to understand their different vision of the world, would be much more limited than whatIt is already, in addition to the fact that we would not be able to understand a series of facts that have marked us as humanity since then, as well as the importance of the changes in the ideology of man and the way in which knowledge conceives, being one of theseActs, the importance that the scientific revolution had, since it contributed to cement a series of knowledge and beliefs that with some modifications, evolved in our current conception of the world.
The reason for this writing is to briefly analyze the consequences of the so -called ‘scientific revolution’ in the world, and as is that for the conception of modern knowledge, a break was necessary that would separate the knowledge founded in Middle Ages and subsequent times, ofThe knowledge and foundation that the Modern Age resulted in, so it will be necessary, then, to review the historical context that allowed this ideological break with the medievo, and its subsequent stages, to analyze the implications regarding authority and knowledge, as well as the political and the cultural, reflecting on the value of a procedure such as the scientific method;and the importance of the method to base knowledge and establish a general paradigm regarding what we can consider true.
I consider this analysis prudent, since it allows expanding the understanding we have with respect to the past, as well as giving another perspective to ancient knowledge and evaluating contemporary precepts compared. To achieve this task, we will analyze chronologically, the events that slowly gave way to modernity, as well as its epistemological and socio-cultural consequences;From the discoveries of Galileo Galilei, to the "Method Speech" of René Descartes.