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Title Evidence in the age of the new sciences / James A.T. Lancaster, Richard Raiswell, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2018.

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Series International archives of the history of ideas ; 225
Archives internationales d'histoire des idees ; 225.
Subject Evidence.
Research.
Alt Name Lancaster, James A. T.,
Raiswell, Richard, 1966-
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Series International archives of the history of ideas ; 225
Archives internationales d'histoire des idees ; 225.
Subject Evidence.
Research.
Alt Name Lancaster, James A. T.,
Raiswell, Richard, 1966-
Description 1 online resource
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 29, 2018)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Evidence Before Science; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Evidence: TheWord andIts Meanings; 1.3 Evidence andIts Uses Before1500: Law, Medicine, Theology; 1.4 Evidence andIts Contexts; References; Part I: Methods of Evidence; Chapter 2: Legal Proof andProbability inEarly Modern England; 2.1 Legal Proof andProbability inEarly Modern England; References; Chapter 3: Seeking Intellectual Evidence intheSciences: TheRole ofBotany inDescartes' Therapeutics; 3.1 Introduction
3.2 A Historical Reconstruction ofTherapeutic andTheoretical Medicine3.3 Science, Intellectual Evidence, andthePractice ofMedicine WithinDescartes' Natural Philosophy; 3.4 Mechanical Physiology andtheRole ofBotany; 3.5 Defining Normality andHealthy Bodies: TheCase ofFevers; 3.6 Theoretically Embedding Botanical Therapeutics; 3.7 Further Considerations; References; Chapter 4: Towards Descartes' Scientific Method: aposteriori Evidence andtheRhetoric ofLes Meteores; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Descartes' Method: TheKey Questions; 4.3 The Rhetorical Method ofLes Meteores
4.4 Cartesian Evidentia4.5 Conclusion; References; Part II: Sources & Instruments of Evidence; Chapter 5: Locke, Pyrard, andCoconuts: Travel Literature, Evidence, andNatural History; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Pyrard andCoconuts; 5.3 Locke's Reading ofPyrard; 5.4 A Natural History oftheCoconut; 5.5 Travel Literature as Natural History; References; Chapter 6: The Visibility of theRomana Ecclesia: Cesare Baronio andtheEvidence oftheInvisible; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Pope Gregory XIII andhis Dragon: Emblems asEvidence; 6.3 Reform asaRite ofPassage intheVatican Apostolic Palace
6.4 The Christianus Orbis BeneathRome andLiturgical Reform asaForm ofCollaboration6.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: From theDivine Monochord totheWeather-Glass: Changing Perspectives inRobert Fludd's Philosophy; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Pyramidal Scientia; 7.3 The Musical Metaphor andtheMonochord; 7.4 The Fluddean Weather-Glass; 7.5 The Weather-Glass andthePulse; 7.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: Magical andMechanical Evidence: TheLate-­Renaissance Automata ofFrancesco Ide' Medici; 8.1 Introduction
8.2 Magical Automata ofAntiquity andPratolino intheWords ofFrancesco De' Vieri8.3 Pratolino Automata asPractical Counterpart toTheoretical Renaissance Theurgy; 8.4 Theurgy inContext: Hermetic, Neoplatonic, andRenaissance Texts andTradition; 8.5 Theurgy andStatue-Animation fromLate-Antiquity throughtheRenaissance; 8.6 Mechanical Statue-Animation fromAlexandria toPratolino; 8.7 Magical andMechanical Evidence at Pratolino; References; Part III: Assessing & Assimilating Evidence in Its Contexts
Summary The motto of the Royal Society--Nullius in verba--was intended to highlight the members' rejection of received knowledge and the new place they afforded direct empirical evidence in their quest for genuine, useful knowledge about the world. But while many studies have raised questions about the construction, reception and authentication of knowledge, Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences is the first to examine the problem of evidence at this pivotal moment in European intellectual history. What constituted evidence--and for whom? Where might it be found? How should it be collected and organized? What is the relationship between evidence and proof? These are crucial questions, for what constitutes evidence determines how people interrogate the world and the kind of arguments they make about it. In this important new collection, Lancaster and Raiswell have assembled twelve studies that capture aspects of the debate over evidence in a variety of intellectual contexts. From law and theology to geography, medicine and experimental philosophy, the chapters highlight the great diversity of approaches to evidence-gathering that existed side by side in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In this way, the volume makes an important addition to the literature on early science and knowledge formation, and will be of particular interest to scholars and advanced students in these fields.
ISBN 9783319918693 (electronic bk.)
3319918699 (electronic bk.)
9783319918686
3319918680
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-91869-3
OCLC # 1059124855
Additional Format Print version: Evidence in the age of the new sciences. Cham : Springer, 2018 3319918680 9783319918686 (OCoLC)1032356010


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