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The body as object and instrument of knowledge : embodied empiricism in early modern science

Author: Charles T Wolfe; Ofer Gal
Publisher: [Dordrecht] ; [New York] : Springer, [2010]. ©2010.
Series: Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book features papers from a workshop organized by the unit for History and Philosophy of Science in Sydney, held in 2009. It focuses on the development of empiricism as an interest in the body,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles T Wolfe; Ofer Gal
ISBN: 9789048136858 9048136857
OCLC Number: 613678274
Description: x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Embodied empiricism / Charles T. Wolfe and Ofer Gal --
The body as object. Victories for empiricism, failures for theory : medicine and science in the seventeenth century / Harold J. Cook ; Practical experience in anatomy / Cynthia Klestinec ; Early modern empiricism and the discourse of the senses / Alan Salter ; Alkahest and fire : debating matter, chymistry, and natural history at the early Parisian Academy of the Sciences / Victor D. Boantza ; John Locke and Helmontian Medicine / Peter R. Anstey --
Body as instrument. Empiricism without the senses : how the instrument replaced the eye / Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris ; Mastering the appetites of matter : Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum / Guido Giglioni ; A corporall philosophy : language and "body -making" in the work of John Bulwer (1606-1656) / Justin E.H. Smith ; Memory and empirical information : Samuel Hartlib, John Beale and Robert Boyle / Richard Yeo ; Lamarck on feelings : from worms to humans / Snait B. Gissis --
Embodied minds. Carelessness and inattention : mind-wandering and the physiology of fantasy from Locke to Hume / John Sutton ; Instrumental or immersed experience : pleasure, pain and object perception in Locke / Lisa Shapiro ; Empiricism and its roots in the ancient medical tradition / Anik Waldow ; Embodied stimuli : Bonnet's statue of a sensitive agent / Tobias Cheung ; Empiricist heresies in early modern medical thought / Charles T. Wolfe.
Series Title: Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 25.
Responsibility: Charles T. Wolfe, Ofer Gal, editors.

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"The book's fifteen chapters offer fresh perspectives on Baconian science in which the body features a starring role, as both research object and medium of experience. ... The Body as Object and Read more...

 
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