Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution (BOK)

Bruce T. Moran

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Alchemy can't be science - common sense tells us as much. But perhaps common sense is not the best measure of what science is, or was. In this book, Bruce Moran looks past contemporary assumptions and prejudices to determine what alchemists were actually doing in the context of early modern science. Examining the ways alchemy and chemistry were studied and practiced between 1400 and 1700, he shows how these approaches influenced their respective practitioners' ideas about nature and shaped their inquiries into the workings of the natural world. His work sets up a dialogue between what historians have usually presented as separate spheres; here we see how alchemists and early chemists exchanged ideas and methods and in fact shared a territory between their two disciplines.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Bruce T. Moran
Forlag
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780674022492
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 13,3cm x 20,3cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 226 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of science