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Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Sorana Corneanu


This volume proposes a new approach to the epistemological and methodological doctrines of the leading experimental philosophers of seventeenth-century England, an approach that considers their moral, psychological, and theological elements. The book focuses on the views about the pursuit of knowledge in the writings of Robert Boyle and John Locke, as well as in those of several of their influences, including Francis Bacon and the early Royal Society virtuosi. It argues that their experimental programs of inquiry fulfill the role of regimens for curing, ordering, and educating the mind toward ... More

Keywords: epistemological doctrines, methodological doctrines, Francis Bacon, Royal Society, cultura animi, judgment, nature, Scripture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226116396
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sorana Corneanu, author