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Passions, Imagination, and the Persona of the New Savant

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

in Baroque Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the persona of the new savant during the baroque period. It relates the story of how Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia sought the advice of Rene Descartes whom she considered the ... More


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