“The Armed Eye”
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.
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