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Evidence in the age of the new sciences / James A.T. Lancaster, Richard Raiswell, editors.

Other author/creatorLancaster, James A. T., editor.
Other author/creatorRaiswell, Richard, 1966- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series International archives of the history of ideas ; 225
Archives internationales d'histoire des idées ; 225. ^A494673
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Evidence Before Science; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Evidence: The Word and Its Meanings; 1.3 Evidence and Its Uses Before 1500: Law, Medicine, Theology; 1.4 Evidence and Its Contexts; References; Part I: Methods of Evidence; Chapter 2: Legal Proof and Probability in Early Modern England; 2.1 Legal Proof and Probability in Early Modern England; References; Chapter 3: Seeking Intellectual Evidence in the Sciences: The Role of Botany in Descartes' Therapeutics; 3.1 Introduction
Contents 3.2 A Historical Reconstruction of Therapeutic and Theoretical Medicine3.3 Science, Intellectual Evidence, and the Practice of Medicine Within Descartes' Natural Philosophy; 3.4 Mechanical Physiology and the Role of Botany; 3.5 Defining Normality and Healthy Bodies: The Case of Fevers; 3.6 Theoretically Embedding Botanical Therapeutics; 3.7 Further Considerations; References; Chapter 4: Towards Descartes' Scientific Method: a posteriori Evidence and the Rhetoric of Les Météores; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Descartes' Method: The Key Questions; 4.3 The Rhetorical Method of Les Météores
Contents 4.4 Cartesian Evidentia 4.5 Conclusion; References; Part II: Sources & Instruments of Evidence; Chapter 5: Locke, Pyrard, and Coconuts: Travel Literature, Evidence, and Natural History; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Pyrard and Coconuts; 5.3 Locke's Reading of Pyrard; 5.4 A Natural History of the Coconut; 5.5 Travel Literature as Natural History; References; Chapter 6: The Visibility of the Romana Ecclesia: Cesare Baronio and the Evidence of the Invisible; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Pope Gregory XIII and his Dragon: Emblems as Evidence; 6.3 Reform as a Rite of Passage in the Vatican Apostolic Palace
Contents 6.4 The Christianus Orbis Beneath Rome and Liturgical Reform as a Form of Collaboration 6.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: From the Divine Monochord to the Weather-Glass: Changing Perspectives in Robert Fludd's Philosophy; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Pyramidal Scientia; 7.3 The Musical Metaphor and the Monochord; 7.4 The Fludde Weather-Glass; 7.5 The Weather-Glass and the Pulse; 7.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: Magical and Mechanical Evidence: The Late-­Renaissance Automata of Francesco I de' Medici; 8.1 Introduction
Contents 8.2 Magical Automata of Antiquity and Pratolino in the Words of Francesco De' Vieri8.3 Pratolino Automata as Practical Counterpart to Theoretical Renaissance Theurgy; 8.4 Theurgy in Context: Hermetic, Neoplatonic, and Renaissance Texts and Tradition; 8.5 Theurgy and Statue-Animation from Late-Antiquity through the Renaissance; 8.6 Mechanical Statue-Animation from Alexandria to Pratolino; 8.7 Magical and Mechanical Evidence at Pratolino; References; Part III: Assessing & Assimilating Evidence in Its Contexts
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.

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