John Aubrey and the realm of learning

  title={John Aubrey and the realm of learning},
  author={Michael Hunter},
It is now generally agreed that science took strong root for the first time in the seventeenth century, and then perhaps especially in England. To put the matter more pre cisely, a certain view of Nature, which has been described as "the mechanization of the world picture," gradually became widespread among educated people.1 The practice of sicence was not in itself new; but in the popular mind it had often been linked with occultism, and in medieval times had indeed tended to attract persons… Expand
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  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2011
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