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Promiscuous KnowledgeInformation, Image, and Other Truth Games in History$
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Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226611853

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.001.0001

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Promiscuous Knowledge

Kenneth Cmiel

John Durham Peters

University of Chicago Press

This chapter provides an overview of the rise of early modern thinking about facts and images, starting in the seventeenth century in Europe. Figures under discussion include Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Robert Hooke, Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and Linnaeus among others, and the chapter also provides analyses of new systems of knowledge, museums, and the British Royal Society.

Keywords:   facts and images, early modern thought, Bacon, Kepler, Descartes, Hooke, van Leeuwenhoek, systems of knowledge, British Royal Society

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