The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

2014.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E.H. Smith (eds.), The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 256pp.,
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2014.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E.H. Smith (eds.), The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 256pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199987313. Reviewed by Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Indiana University, Bloomington Over the last few years there has been a resurgence of interest in the "life sciences" in the early modern period, involving the study of major figures; practices of experimentation, observation, and visualization; and key notions and processes, including life itself. This volume stems from a workshop held in Princeton, though it also includes several contributions that were not presented on that occasion. The editors bring refreshingly together a number of younger and senior scholars dealing with canonical and less famous figures in the period from Renaissance anatomist Hieronymus Fabricius to Kant. In the brief introduction the editors draw a distinction between the successes. . .

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