[Milton-L] Reading practices and empiricism

jfleming at sfu.ca jfleming at sfu.ca
Mon Apr 30 13:40:00 EDT 2007


This is partly a plug. In stores now is a new anthology of essays on this
very point: _The Word and the World_, eds. Kevin Killeen and Peter Forshaw
(Palgrave, 2007). Best wishes, JDF

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 14:40:03 -0400 milton-l at lists.richmond.edu wrote:
> 
> 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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James Dougal Fleming
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Simon Fraser University
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