Article ID: CBB001550408

Eloquence in the Marketplace: Erudition and Pragmatic Humanism in the Restoration of Chymia (2014)


Moran, Bruce T. (Author)

Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Volume: 29, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 49-62

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Title of volume: “Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World”
Language: English

This chapter focuses upon the relation between textual and social practices that influenced the formation of a communal approach to acquiring chemical knowledge in the early seventeenth century. It also describes the utilitarian purpose of a humanist-inspired program of chemical learning that blended practices of textual/linguistic expertise and artisanal know-how. Humanism, made pragmatic, sought to define the principles for “making things well.” In the design of Andreas Libavius (ca. 1555--1616), interpretive intuitions resulting from practiced reading of ancient and medieval texts combined with a knowledge of workshop language to build consensus about chymia's tools, procedures, and materials and to define its principia artificialia.

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Article Eddy, Matthew Daniel; Mauskopf, Seymour H.; Newman, William R. (2014) An Introduction to Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 1-15). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Moran, Bruce T.
Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von
Brain, Colin
Kahn, Didier
Morris, Richard
Principe, Lawrence M.
Kritiki: Critical Science & Education
History of Science
Science in Context
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Science History Publications
CNRS Éditions
Joseph Henry Press
Harvard University Press
Jeremy Mills Publishing for the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Corning Museum of Glass
Discipline formation
Science and society
Revolutions in science
Libavius, Andreas
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Boerhaave, Herman
Descartes, René
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Bachelard, Gaston
Atlantic Ocean
17th century
18th century
16th century
Early modern
19th century
Univ. Rostock, Fachbereich Geschichtswissenschaften, Institut für Wissenschafts- und Universitätsgeschichte

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