Philosophy 167: Class 9 - Part 14 - The Rise of Modern Science: the Empirical World as the Ultimate Arbiter for Answering Questions About It.
Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-
Synopsis: After 1650, more scientists take as a given that theory must be based on empirical observation.
Opening line: "Something very curious happens at this point in time. And it'll show up in this course because almost everything we read from now on in the last five weeks of this course and throughout almost all the second semester, is going to look like modern science to an extent, ... read morenothing we've read so far."