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Title Evidence and Interpretation in Studies on Early Science and Medicine : Essays in Honor of John E. Murdoch / edited by Edith Dudley Sylla, William R. Newman.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.

Subject Science, Medieval.
Medicine, Medieval.
Alt Name Murdoch, John Emery, 1927-2010.
Sylla, Edith Dudley.
Newman, William R., 1955-
Description 1 online resource (vi, 456 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction (William R. Newman and Edith Dudley Sylla); Modes of Explanation in the Aristotelian Mechanical Problems (Jean De Groot); Structures of Argument and Concepts of Force in the Aristotelian Mechanical Problems (Mark Schiefsky); The Simple Ontology of Kalam Atomism: An Outline (A.I. Sabra); The Footprints of "Experiment" in Early Arabic Optics (Elaheh Kheirandish); The "Experience-Based Medicine" of the Thirteenth Century (Michael McVaugh); The Intellect Naturalized: Roger Bacon on the Existence of Corporeal Species within the Intellect(Yael Raizman-Kedar).
Magic and the Physical World in Thirteenth-Century Scholasticism (Steven P. Marrone)The Debate over the Nature of Motion: John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Albert of Saxony. With an Edition of John Buridan's Quaestiones super libros Physicorum, secundum ultimam lecturam, Book III, q. 7; John Buridan and Critical Realism (Edith Dudley Sylla); The Significance of "Chymical Atomism" (William R. Newman); Conjecture, Probabilism, and Provisional Knowledge in Renaissance Meteorology (Craig Martin).
Setting up Copernicus? Astronomy and Natural Philosophy in Giambattista Capuano da Manfredonia's Expositio on the Sphere (Michael H. Shank)Copernicus's Mereological Vision of the Universe (André Goddu); From "Dragonology" to Meteorology: Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and the Beginning of the Decline of the Dragon in China (Qiong Zhang); Baroque Fire (A Note on Early-Modern Angelology) (Anne A. Davenport); Words, Lines, Diagrams, Images: Towards a History of Scientific Imagery (Christoph Lüthy and Alexis Smets); Index.
Summary Containing sixteen essays and a substantial introduction by noted historians of premodern science, this book provides a fresh look at divergent yet complementary traditions of interpreting the natural world, ranging from Greek mechanics to early modern Chinese theories of dragons.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9789047441137 (electronic bk.)
9047441133 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 695982129
Additional Format Print version: Evidence and interpretation in studies on early science and medicine. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009 9789004178786 (DLC) 2009034646 (OCoLC)435967549

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