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The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis (New)
by Dear, Peter (ed)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Book ID: 9780226139470, 0226139476
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This collection brings together thirteen articles on early modern Western science, each representing an important contribution to the ways in which the scientific revolution is regarded today. The anthology features classic and prize-winning articles by renowned scholars, including:
- "Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society," by Peter Dear;
- "The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory," by Robert S. Westman;
- "Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science," by Owen Hannaway;
- "Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England," by Lesley B. Cormack;
- "What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution?" by Keith Hutchison; and
- "Galileo, Motion, and Essences," by Margaret J. Osler.
- "Scientific Patronage: Galileo and the Telescope," by Richard S. Westfall;
- "The Telescope in the Seventeenth Century," by Albert Van Helden;
- "Descartes on Refraction," by Bruce S. Eastwood;
- "Early Seventeenth-Century Atomism," by Christoph Meinel;
- "Robert Boyle and Structural Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century," by Thomas S. Kuhn;
- "Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter," by B. J. T. Dobbs;
- "The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England," by Steven Shapin; and
- "Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy," by Londa Scheibinger.
This carefully structured collection will help readers approach complex questions--involving argument and experiment, audience and agency, authority and institutions.
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
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In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
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Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991