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Fictions of the CosmosScience and Literature in the Seventeenth Century$
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Frederique Ait-Touati

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226011226

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.001.0001

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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke

“The Armed Eye”

(p.133) 5 Robert Hooke
Fictions of the Cosmos
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This chapter examines Robert Hooke's books Micrographia and An Attempt to Prove the Motion of the Earth. It explains that in Micrographia Hooke illustrated confidence of the Royal Society in the achievements of natural philosophy by means of instruments and he shifted scientific discourse from a poetics of the probable to a poetics of proof. In An Attempt to Prove the Motion of the Earth, Hooke indicated that we had somehow found the means to reach and see what had hitherto remained inaccessible.

Keywords:   Robert Hooke, Micrographia, Earth, natural philosophy, Royal Society, scientific discourse, poetics of proof

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