John Aubrey and the realm of learning

@inproceedings{Hunter1975JohnAA,
  title={John Aubrey and the realm of learning},
  author={Michael Hunter},
  year={1975}
}
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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