Monday, December 19, 2016

Michael Sennert

Emily Michael describes Daniel Sennert as a transitional figure in the history of science. Using non-Thomistic Aristotelian notions of form and substance he created an idea of matter that was both corpuscular and used the concept of form. Such transitional figures tend to fade from the cannon. Teasing their profiles out as she has done reshapes my understanding of history.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Reading 12/13/16

Concretely considered as with W.'s description of epidemic fever of 1661.
Abstractly considered in theories of Fernel, Helmont & W.