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William Harvey's natural philosophy

Author: R K French
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Harvey's natural philosophy was a view of the world that he had put together during his education in Cambridge and Padua. It contained ways of structuring knowledge, formulating questions and arriving at answers that directed the programme of work in which he discovered the circulation of the blood. Harvey addressed himself to people with related philosophies, and it is necessary to be aware of
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Harvey; William Harvey; William Harvey; William Harvey; William Harvey; William Harvey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R K French
ISBN: 0521455359 9780521455350
OCLC Number: 28890034
Description: xii, 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Natural philosophy and anatomy --
Harvey's sources in Renaissance anatomy --
Harvey's research programme --
Anatomy lectures and the circulation --
Structure of De motu cordis --
Early reactions in England --
Overseas --
Two natural philosophies --
Circulation through Europe --
Back to Cambridge --
Harvey and experimental philosophy.
Responsibility: Roger French.
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