Testing the new historiography of alchemy : the case of Kenelm Digby

Hausz Frigyes: Testing the new historiography of alchemy : the case of Kenelm Digby. In: From Renaissance to Postmodern at the Institute of English and American studies : prizewinning essays from the OTDK 2007-2014. pp. 45-60. (2013)

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Abstract

In the last two decades, a new framework for the study of alchemy, challenging the older Jungian views, has been taking shape by the efforts of two American historians of science, Lawrence Principe and William Newman. The present paper intends to test this new framework through a case study of a 17th century English natural philosopher named Kenelm Digby. In the light of my results, the new metanarrative of alchemy draws a false picture of the discipline, as alchemy was a complex philosophical system with its own religious and cultural connotations.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: From Renaissance to Postmodern at the Institute of English and American studies : prizewinning essays from the OTDK 2007-2014
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-963-306-214-2
Page Range: pp. 45-60
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/71174/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenelm Digby, Alkímia története, Természetfilozófia - angol - 17. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 59-60. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion > 06.03.01. Philosophy, history and philosophy of science and technology
Date Deposited: 2021. Jan. 16. 09:45
Last Modified: 2021. Jan. 16. 09:45
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/71384

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