Form and Function in the Early Enlightenment

@article{Arikha2006FormAF,
  title={Form and Function in the Early Enlightenment},
  author={Noga Arikha},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={153-188}
}
  • Noga Arikha
  • Published 2006
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives on Science
Many physicians, anatomists and natural philosophers engaged in attempts to map the seat of the soul during the so-called Scientific Revolution of the European seventeenth century. The history of these efforts needs to be told in light of the puzzlement bred by today's strides in the neurological sciences. The accounts discussed here, most centrally by Nicolaus Steno, Claude Perrault and Thomas Willis, betray the acknowledgement that a gap remained between observable form, on the one hand, and… Expand
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