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Occult and scientific mentalities in the Renaissance

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Aufsatzsammlung
History
Essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0521258790 9780521258791 0521338360 9780521338363
OCLC Number: 9827617
Description: xiv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: At the crossroads of magic and science: John Dee's archemastrie / Nicholas H. Clulee --
The occult tradition in the English universities of the Renaissance: a reassessment / Mordechai Feingold --
Analogy versus identity: the rejection of occult symbolism, 1580-1680 / Brian Vickers --
Marin Mersenne: Renaissance naturalism and Renaissance magic / William L. Hine --
Nature, art, and psyche: Jung, Pauli, and the Kepler-Fludd polemic / Robert S. Westman --
The interpretation of natural signs: Cardano's De subtilitate versus Scaliger's Exercitationes / Ian Maclean --
Kepler's attitude toward astrology and mysticism / Edward Rosen --
Kepler's rejection of numerology / Judith V. Field --
Francis bacon's biological ideas: a new manuscript source / Graham Rees --
Newton and alchemy / Richard S. Westfall --
Witchcraft and popular mentality in Lorraine, 1580-1630 / Robin Briggs --
The scientific status of demonology / Stuart Clark --
"Reason", "right reason", and "revelation" in mid-seventeenth-century England / Lotte Mulligan.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Vickers.
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