The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge

Embodied Empiricism in Early Modern Science

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3685-8 (Print) 978-90-481-3686-5 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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      Pages 1-5

      Embodied Empiricism

  2. The Body as Object

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-32

      Victories for Empiricism, Failures for Theory: Medicine and Science in the Seventeenth Century

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      Pages 33-57

      Practical Experience in Anatomy

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      Pages 59-74

      Early Modern Empiricism and the Discourse of the Senses

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      Pages 75-92

      Alkahest and Fire: Debating Matter, Chymistry, and Natural History at the Early Parisian Academy of Sciences

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      Pages 93-117

      John Locke and Helmontian Medicine

  3. The Body as Instrument

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-147

      Empiricism Without the Senses: How the Instrument Replaced the Eye

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      Pages 149-167

      Mastering the Appetites of Matter. Francis Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum

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      Pages 169-183

      ‘A Corporall Philosophy’: Language and ‘Body-Making’ in the Work of John Bulwer (1606–1656)

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      Pages 185-210

      Memory and Empirical Information: Samuel Hartlib, John Beale and Robert Boyle

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      Pages 211-239

      Lamarck on Feelings: From Worms to Humans

  4. Embodied Minds

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 241-241

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      Pages 243-263

      Carelessness and Inattention: Mind-Wandering and the Physiology of Fantasy from Locke to Hume

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      Pages 265-285

      Instrumental or Immersed Experience: Pleasure, Pain and Object Perception in Locke

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      Pages 287-308

      Empiricism and Its Roots in the Ancient Medical Tradition

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      Pages 309-331

      Embodied Stimuli: Bonnet’s Statue of a Sensitive Agent

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      Pages 333-344

      Empiricist Heresies in Early Modern Medical Thought

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 345-349