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Knowing nature in early modern Europe

Author: David Beck
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2015.
Series: Warwick series in the humanities, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today we are used to clear divisions between science and the arts. But early modern thinkers had no such distinctions, with 'knowledge' being a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Each chapter of this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Beck
ISBN: 9781848935181 1848935188
OCLC Number: 898160301
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Unity and the investigation of nature --
'Not a hundred sorts of beasts, not two hundred of birds' : universal language and the early modern end of the world --
The moral physiology of laughter --
The part and the whole : architectonics of knowledge in seventeenth-century English thought --
pt. II. God's two books --
The use of scripture in the beast-machine controversy --
Johann Jacob Zimmermann and God's two books : Copernican cosmology in Lutheran Germany around 1700 --
The cosmology of Martinus Szent-Ivany SJ (1633{u2013}1705) : some philological notes on his Dissertatio cosmographica seu de mundi systemate --
pt. III. Imagination and reality : time, zoology and memory --
May not duration be represented as distinctly as space? geography and the visualization of time in the early eighteenth century --
Early modern natural science as an agent for change in naturalist painting : Jacopo Ligozzi's zoological illustrations as a case study --
'Direct ideas' : the quotidian imagination in John Willis's 1618 memory theater.
Series Title: Warwick series in the humanities, no. 5.
Responsibility: edited by David Beck.

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