Natural particulars nature and the disciplines in Renaissance Europe / edited by Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi

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Language: English
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Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
LC Classification: Q, QH
Table of Contents: Preface
Contributors
Introduction / Anthony Grafton, Nancy Siraisi 1
1. Number, Shape, and Meaning in Pico's Christian Cabala: The Upright Tsade, the Closed Mem, and the Gaping Jaws of Azazel / Brian P. Copenhaver 25
2. The Study of the Timaeus in Early Renaissance Italy / James Hankins 77
3. Marsilio Ficino: Daemonic Mathematics and the Hypotenuse of the Spirit / Michael J. B. Allen 121
4. Space, Light, and Soul in Francesco Patrizi's Nova de Universis Philosophia (1591) / Luc Deitz 139
5. The Problemata as A Natural Philosophical Genre / Ann Blair 171
6. The Pseudo-Aristotelian Problemata and Aristotle's De animalibus in the Renaissance / John Monfasani 205
7. Epistemological Problems in Giovanni Mainardi's Commentary on Galen's Ars parva / Daniela Mugnai Carrara 251
8. "A Diet for Barbarians": Introducing Renaissance Medicine to Tudor England / Vivian Nutton 275
9. From the Laboratory to the Library: Alchemy According to Guglielmo Fabri / Chiara Crisciani 295
10. The Homunculus and His Forebears: Wonders of Art and Nature / William Newman 321
11. Natural Particulars: Medical Epistemology, Practice, and the Literature of Healing Springs / Katharine Park 347
12. The Formation of a Scientific Community: Natural History in Sixteenth-Century Italy / Paula Findlen 369
13. Empiricism and Community in Early Modern Science and Art: Some Comments on Baths, Plants, and Courts / Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann 401
Index 419
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 99030932 (OCoLC)41211656
Additional Authors: Grafton, Anthony
Siraisi, Nancy G
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Notes: Invalid LCCN: 99030932
ISBN: 0585292388 (electronic bk.) :$50.26
ISBN: 0262071932 (hc. : alk. paper)
Based on papers from a workshop held at Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, May 5-6, 1995
Includes bibliographical references and index
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: xi, 426 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 45733507
ISBN/ISSN: 0585292388
0262071932

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