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Galileo's Assayer: Sense and Reason in the Epistemic Balance
Galileo’s The Assayer, published in 1623, represents a turning point in Galileo’s philosophicalwork. A highly polemic “scientific manifesto,” The Assayer was written afterhis astronomical discoveries of the moons of Jupiter ...
Providence and Alchemy: Paracelsus on How Knowledge Unfolded, Matter Developed, and Bodies Might Be Perfected.
Theophrastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus (1493–1541), a medical reformer and lay theologian, maintained throughout his voluminous writings that providence operated everywhere in the Creation to bring about change ...
Blurring the Lines: Private and Public Dissection in Renaissance Italy
From the fourteenth through the eighteenth century in Europe human dissection came to be practiced for a variety of purposes. Private dissections, in the forms of judicial, holy, and maternal anatomies, were performed, ...