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Title Natural particulars : nature and the disciplines in Renaissance Europe / edited by Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999.

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Series Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Subject Nature -- Congresses.
Life sciences -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Science, Renaissance -- Congresses.
Alchemy.
Natural History.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
Philosophy.
History.
Biology.
Science.
Humanities.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Disciplines and Occupations.
Alt Name Grafton, Anthony.
Siraisi, Nancy G.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 426 pages) : illustrations.
Note Based on papers from a workshop held at Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, May 5-6, 1995.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Number, shape and meaning in Pico's Christian Cabala : the upright Tsade, the closed Mem and the gaping jaws of Azazel / Brian P. Copenhaver -- The study of the Timaeus of early Renaissance Italy / James Hankins -- Marsilio Ficino : daemonic mathematics and the hypotenuse of the spirit / Michael J.B. Allen -- Space, light and soul in Francesco Patrizi's Nova de universis philosophia (1591) / Luc Deitz -- The Problemata as a natural philosophical genre / Ann Blair -- The pseudo-Aristotelian problemata and Aristotle's De animalibus in the Renaissance / John Monfasani -- Epistemological problems in Giovanni Mainardi's commentary on Galen's Ars parva / Daniela Mugnai Carrara -- "A diet for barbarians" : introducing Renaissance medicine to tudor England / Vivian Nutton -- From the laboratory to the library : alchemy according to Guglielmo Fabri / Chiara Crisciani -- The homunculus and his forebears : wonders of art and nature / William Newman -- Natural particulars : medical epistemology, practice and the literature of healing springs / Katharine Park -- The formation of a scientific community : natural history in sixteenth-century Italy / Paula Findlen -- Empiricism and community in early modern science and art : some comments on baths, plants and courts / Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann.
Note Print version record.
Access Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Note Text in English, with excerpts in Latin.
ISBN 9780262274210 (electronic bk.)
0262274213 (electronic bk.)
0585292388 (electronic bk.)
9780585292380 (electronic bk.)
9780262071932
0262071932
0262071932 (hc. ; alk. paper)
0262293986
9780262293983
OCLC # 45733507
Additional Format Print version: Natural particulars. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999 0262071932 (DLC) 99030932 (OCoLC)41211656
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Contributors 
 Introduction / Anthony Grafton, Nancy Siraisi1
1Number, Shape, and Meaning in Pico's Christian Cabala: The Upright Tsade, the Closed Mem, and the Gaping Jaws of Azazel / Brian P. Copenhaver25
2The Study of the Timaeus in Early Renaissance Italy / James Hankins77
3Marsilio Ficino: Daemonic Mathematics and the Hypotenuse of the Spirit / Michael J. B. Allen121
4Space, Light, and Soul in Francesco Patrizi's Nova de Universis Philosophia (1591) / Luc Deitz139
5The Problemata as A Natural Philosophical Genre / Ann Blair171
6The Pseudo-Aristotelian Problemata and Aristotle's De animalibus in the Renaissance / John Monfasani205
7Epistemological Problems in Giovanni Mainardi's Commentary on Galen's Ars parva / Daniela Mugnai Carrara251
8"A Diet for Barbarians": Introducing Renaissance Medicine to Tudor England / Vivian Nutton275
9From the Laboratory to the Library: Alchemy According to Guglielmo Fabri / Chiara Crisciani295
10The Homunculus and His Forebears: Wonders of Art and Nature / William Newman321
11Natural Particulars: Medical Epistemology, Practice, and the Literature of Healing Springs / Katharine Park347
12The Formation of a Scientific Community: Natural History in Sixteenth-Century Italy / Paula Findlen369
13Empiricism and Community in Early Modern Science and Art: Some Comments on Baths, Plants, and Courts / Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann401
 Index419


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