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Occult and scientific mentalities in the Renaissance

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0521338360 9780521338363
OCLC Number: 493116281
Description: XVI-408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Editor's preface; Introduction Brian Vickers; 1. At the crossroads of magic and science: John Dee's Archemastrie Nicholas H. Clulee; 2. The occult tradition in the English universities of the Renaissance: a reassessment Mordechai Feingold; 3. Analogy versus identity: the rejection of occult symbolism, 1580-1680 Brian Vickers; 4. Marin Mersenne: Renaissance naturalism and Renaissance magic William L. Hine; 5. Nature, art, and psyche: Jung, Pauli, and the Kepler-Fludd polemic Robert S. Westman; 6. The interpretation of natural signs: Cardano's De subtilitate versus Scaliger's Exercitationes Ian Maclean; 7. Kepler's attitude toward astrology and mysticism Edward Rosen; 8. Kepler's rejection of numerology Judith V. Field; 9. Francis Bacon's biological ideas: a new manuscript source Graham Rees; 10. Newton and alchemy Richard S. Westfall; 11. Witchcraft and popular mentality in Lorraine, 1580-1630 Robin Briggs; 12. The scientific status of demonology Stuart Clark; 13. 'Reason,' 'right reason,' and 'revelation' in mid-seventeenth-century England Lotte Mulligan; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Brian Vickers.

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