Robert Goulding

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Associate Professor
Program of Liberal Studies

Director of the Reilly Center,
and Director of History and Philosophy of Science

Concurrent Associate Professor
History

Faculty member, Program in History and Philosophy of Science

B.Sc., B.A., University of Canterbury; M.A., Ph.D., Warburg Institute, University of London

Research Profile

Areas of Specialization: Renaissance Science; History of Magic; Renaissance Philosophy (especially Ramism). Current Book Projects: A history of the law of the refraction of light before its publication by Descartes, entitled Images of Broken Light: Experiment and Mathematics in the Search for a Law of Refraction 1597-1637, and a translation of two short natural philosophical treatises by Plotinus (II.7 ("On Complete Mixing") and II.8 ("On Sight")). He has published the monograph: Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History. Recent articles include: "Illusion in Medieval Magic"; "Binocular Theory and Image Location before Kepler"; "Five Versions of Ramus's Geometry."

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

215 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639
574-631-5932
Goulding.2@nd.edu