Giambattista della Porta

[New Entry by Sergius Kodera on May 19, 2015.] To most modern readers, it would stretch definitions to include someone like Giovan Battista Della Porta (1535 - 1615) in an encyclopedia of
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[New Entry by Sergius Kodera on May 19, 2015.] To most modern readers, it would stretch definitions to include someone like Giovan Battista Della Porta (1535 - 1615) in an encyclopedia of philosophy. In a typical assessment of Porta's Magia Naturalis, Wayne Shumaker writes: Occasionally [Porta] shows that he has actually experimented, as in writing about the lodestone or burning-glasses. On the whole, however, the treatise is backward-looking. (1972: 120)...

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