Up to Snuff #32: Book List, Ancient Writings with Names of Historical Universities

Up to Snuff #32:  Book List: Ancient Writings with Names of Historical Universities

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Physics 1-8 Aristotle

On Generation & Perishing, Aristotle

De Caelo (On the Heavens), Aristotle

Meteorology, Aristotle

De Generation et Corruptine, Aristotle

On coming to be and passing away, Aristotle

Ackrill, JL  Change and Aristotle’s Theological Argument

Bodnar, Istvan, Movers and Elemental Motions in Aristotle

Bodnar, Istvan, Aristotle’s Natural Philosophy

Starry Messenger, Galileo

Two New Sciences (Physics) Galileo

De Motu Cordis (On the Motion of the Heart)

Le Monde (The World) Descartes

Micrographia, Hooke

Dialog on the Two Chief World Systems (Aristotle, Copernicus)

Principia Philosophiae Naturelis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) Isaac Newton

Dr Rerum Natura ( On the Nature of Things) Lucretius

Elements of Geometry, Euclid

Almagest, By Claudius Ptolemy

On the Sacred Disease (Epilepsy)

On the Nature of Man, Hippocrates

Aphorisms, Hippocratic Works

Physicists, Aristotle

Scala Natural, Aristotle

Corpus Aphorisms, Aristotle


Meditations, Emperor Marcus Aurelius

On the Use of the Parts, Galen

Al-Jabr, Arab Mathematician, Algebra Book

Cannon of Medicine, Avicenna

House of Wisdom (Bagdad)

Plato’s Academy, Athens

University of Bologna






(Theology, Law, Medicine, Arts, Science)

Paraclesus, Anatomy & Astronomy

Versalius  Anatomical Illustrations of Human Body, “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” on the structure of the human body

De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, (Revolution of the heavenly bodies), Copernicus

The Origin of Continents and Oceans, By Alfred Wegener

Thesaurus Geographicus, Abraham Ortelius

Of Dignity and The Advancement of Learning, Bacon

Novem Organum, Aristotle

Discourse on the Method, Descartes

Dialogue Concerning Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemic & Copernican, Galileo

Two New Sciences, Galileo

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, By Sir Isaac Newton


Gower, B. (1996). Scientific Method : A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

Bynum, William, A Little History of Science, Yale University Press, 2012

Bodnar, Istvan, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), .

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