[Milton-L] Reading practices and empiricism

Salwa Khoddam skhoddam at cox.net
Sat Apr 28 20:22:20 EDT 2007

If you would like primary sources, read Francis Bacon's The Great 
Instauration, especially part 2, The New Organon, where he outlines his 
philosophy of empiricism.
Salwa Khoddam
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From: "Burbery, Timothy" <burbery at marshall.edu>
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Subject: [Milton-L] Reading practices and empiricism

> Hello,
> 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
> it.
> Thanks,
> Tim Burbery
> Marshall University
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