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  1. Francis Bacon on self-care, divination, and the nature-fortune distinction.Silvia Manzo - 2023 - Early Science and Medicine 2023 (1):120-147.
    In presenting self-preservation as the most general law of nature, set at the summit of the structure of the natural world, Francis Bacon characterized the universal appe- tite for self-preservation as an innate instinct which, in the case of living beings, is primarily associated with the emotion of fear. Bacon’s philosophy offers several tech- niques of self-care to manage the fear of accidents of fortune from which the existence and well-being of the self is under constant threat. This article reconstructs (...)
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    La Luce (1698) by Giovanni Michele Milani – A Final Attempt at Reconciling Atomism and Religion in Seventeenth-Century Rome?, Early Science and Medicine, vol. 28, n° 2 (2023), 172-217. [REVIEW]Maria Fiammetta Iovine - 2023 - Early Science and Medicine 28 (2):172-217.
    In the poem La Luce, composed in 1685 and dedicated to Christina of Sweden, Giovanni Michele Milani propounds a mechanical and vitalist (meta-)physics of light that complies with Christian tenets by adopting a peculiar version of Democritean atomism. His lecture for the Roman Simposiaci Academy indicates the extent of Milani’s dissatisfaction with Aristotelian philosophy. While he attended the Physico-mathematical Academy and the heterodox Congresso medico romano, he nevertheless, signed La Luce – published posthumously in 1698 with a preface by Francesco (...)
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    Elaheh Kheirandish, Baghdad and Isfahan. A Dialogue of Two Cities in a Age of Science ca. 750–1750. [REVIEW]Dominique Raynaud - 2023 - Early Science and Medicine 28:239-255.
    Kheirandish offers us a work that is both universal – for the way in which it embraces the history of science –, and is also very personal in its organization, since the author has chosen to write this history by recounting two decades of a personal research itinerary within the Arab-Persian sciences.
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