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Jesuit science and the end of nature's secrets

Author: Mark A Waddell
Publisher: Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Ltd., [2015] ©2015
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Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. This book documents how particular Jesuits sought to reveal and expose nature's myriad secrets through an innovative blending of technology, imagery and experiment. Moving  Read more...
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Waddell, Mark A.
Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Waddell
ISBN: 9781472449733 1472449738
OCLC Number: 908762983
Description: 1 online resource (x, 214 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Crisis of Certainty; 2 Building a Better Ontology; 3 The Demise of Occult Qualities; 4 Spectacle, Uncertainty, and the Fallibility of the Eye; 5 Probabilism, or the World as it Might Be; 6 The Culture of Marvels, Exposed; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Mark A. Waddell, Michigan State University, USA.
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Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. This book documents how particular Jesuits sought to reveal and expose nature's myriad secrets through an innovative blending of technology, imagery and experiment. Moving beyond the conventional Aristotelianism mandated by the Society of Jesus, they set forth a vision of the world that made manifest the works of God as Creator, no matter how deeply hi.

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