[Milton-L] Reading practices and empiricism

Christopher D'Addario cdaddari at gettysburg.edu
Fri Apr 27 15:52:13 EDT 2007

You should definitely take a look at _The Nature of the Book_ (U Chicago Press, 1998), Adrian Johns' exhaustive study of the relationship between "print culture," including reading practices, and natural knowledge.
Christopher D'Addario
Gettysburg College


From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu on behalf of Burbery, Timothy
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Can anyone put me on to books or articles that discuss how early modern
practices of reading texts helped scientists to develop their
observational skills? That is, how reading the book of God (or any other
book, for that matter) enabled Renaissance scientists to examine and
interpret the book of Nature?

Apologies if this is an off-list query -- I wasn't sure when I composed


Tim Burbery 
Marshall University

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