Seeking Intellectual Evidence in the Sciences: The Role of Botany in Descartes’ Therapeutics

@inproceedings{Baldassarri2018SeekingIE,
  title={Seeking Intellectual Evidence in the Sciences: The Role of Botany in Descartes’ Therapeutics},
  author={Fabrizio Baldassarri},
  year={2018}
}
  • Fabrizio Baldassarri
  • Published 2018
  • While improving medicine through physics had the capacity to liberate seventeenth-century thinking from traditional beliefs about souls and spirits, mechanics generated complications. Descartes’ mechanical physics is a perfect example, for his efforts to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical medicine, steering intellectual evidence into this second field, were ultimately unsteady. His view of biomechanics had reduced living bodies to automated machines, thereby making definitions of… CONTINUE READING
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