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The Influence of Louvain Teaching on Jan Baptist Van Helmont’s Adoption of Paracelsianism and Alchemy (2021)


This article investigates the extent to which Louvain (Leuven) teaching could provide the foundations of a new learning and philosophy that included Paracelsianism and alchemy. The particular lens is through Van Helmont’s studies in Louvain, taking place in the 1590s. It shows that teaching at Louvain had a profound impact on Van Helmont’s thought. The paper further points out that Van Helmont's learning process did not include only traditional university courses, but also classes at the Jesuit college, and practical learning through Jesuits and artisans.

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Article Ute Frietsch (2021) Alchemy and the Early Modern University: An Introduction. Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (pp. 119-134). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Kahn, Didier
Hirai, Hiro
Moran, Bruce T.
Hellyer, Marcus A.
Blum, Paul Richard
Lenke, Nils
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Medical History
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Journal of Jesuit Studies
Tinta da China
University of Notre Dame Press
University of Nevada, Reno
CNRS Éditions
Franco Angeli
Natural philosophy
Science and religion
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Sennert, Daniel
Maier, Michael
Khunrath, Heinrich
Anthony, Francis
Alvensleben, Gebhardt Johann von
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
Early modern
18th century
19th century
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Marburg. Universität

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