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The invisible world : early modern philosophy and tne invention of the microscope

Author: Catherine Wilson
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1997.
Series: Studies in intellectual history and the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd print., 1st paperback printView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the earliest forays into microscopical research, from 1620 to 1720, this book provides technological history of the knowledge that helped launch philosophy into the modern era. It argues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Wilson
ISBN: 0691017093 9780691017099 0691034184 9780691034188
OCLC Number: 443412595
Awards: Winner of Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Biological Science 1996 (United States)
Description: x, 280 str. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface1Science and Protoscience32The Subtlety of Nature393Instruments and Applications704Preexistent and Emergent Form1035Animalcula and the Theory of Animate Contagion1406The Philosophers and the Microscope1767The Microscope Superfluous and Uncertain2158Truths and Appearances251Bibliography257Index273
Series Title: Studies in intellectual history and the history of philosophy.
Responsibility: Catherine Wilson.

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