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    "Paradoxes, Absurdities, And Madness": Conflict Over Alchemy, Magic And Medicine In The Works Of Andreas Libavius And Heinrich Khunrath.Peter Forshaw - 2008 - Early Science and Medicine 13 (1):53-81.
    Both Andreas Libavius and Heinrich Khunrath graduated from Basel Medical Academy in 1588, though the theses they defended reveal antithetical approaches to medicine, despite their shared interests in iatrochemistry and transmutational alchemy. Libavius argued in favour of Galenic allopathy while Khunrath promoted the contrasting homeopathic approach of Paracelsus and the utility of the occult doctrine of Signatures for medical purposes. This article considers these differences in the two graduates' theses, both as intimations of their subsequent divergent notions of the (...)
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    Transmission and Transmutation: George Ripley and the Place of English Alchemy in Early Modern Europe.Jennifer M. Rampling - 2012 - Early Science and Medicine 17 (5):477-499.
    Continental authors and editors often sought to ground alchemical writing within a long-established, coherent and pan-European tradition, appealing to the authority of adepts from different times and places. Greek, Latin and Islamic alchemists met both in person and between the covers of books, in actual, fictional or coincidental encounters: a trope utilised in Michael Maier’s Symbola aureae mensae duodecim nationum. This essay examines how works attributed to an English authority, George Ripley, were received in central Europe and incorporated into continental (...)
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    Antemurale Alchimiae: Patrons, Readers, and Practitioners of Alchemy in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.Rafał T. Prinke - 2012 - Early Science and Medicine 17 (5):523-547.
    Our understanding of the role and development of alchemy in Poland and Lithuania is still in need of further research. However, it is already possible to present a number of interesting cases, starting with medieval scholars and passing through humanist intellectuals to early modern nobles and burghers. Although Michael Sendivogius was certainly the only Polish alchemist of pan-European stature, there were many others either lured by the dream of the Philosophers’ Stone or motivated by their thirst for knowledge. In (...)
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    Four Ways of Measuring the Distance Between Alchemy and Contemporary Art.James Elkins - 2003 - Hyle 9 (1):105 - 118.
    Alchemy has always had its ferocious defenders, and a small minority of artists remain interested in alchemical meanings and substances. In this essay I will suggest two reasons why alchemy is marginal to current visual art, and two more reasons why alchemical thinking remains absolutely central. Briefly: alchemy is irrelevant because (1) it is has been a minority interest from early modernism to the present, and therefore (2) it is outside the principal conversations about modernism and postmodernism; (...)
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    Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness.Monika Wikman - 2004 - Distributed to the Trade by Red Wheel/Weiser.
    - Readers learn how to apply alchemical symbols to their lives and interpret dreams and visions.- A clear and practical explanation of spiritual alchemy and how it can be used for transformation.
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  6. Mathematical Alchemy.Penelope Maddy - 1986 - British Journal of Philosophy of Science 46 (September):555-575.
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    Lawrence M. Principe. The Secrets of Alchemy , Pp. 281, Ills., $25.00, ISBN-13: 978-0-226-68295-2 , ISBN-10:0-226-68295-1. [REVIEW]Margaret D. Garber - 2013 - Early Science and Medicine 18 (6):571-573.
  8. Primordial Alchemy & Modern Religion: Essays on Traditional Cosmology.R. Blackhirst - 2008 - Sophia Perennis.
  9. Alchemy, Medicine, Religion in the China of A.D. 320: The Nei Pʻien of Ko Hung (Pao-Pʻu Tzu).Hong Ge - 1966 - Cambridge: Mass., M.I.T. Press.
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  10. Faith, Medical Alchemy, and Natural Philosophy Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer and the Hartlib Circle.J. T. Young - 1998
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    Alchemy Vs. Chemistry: The Etymological Origins of a Historiographic Mistake1.William R. Newman & Lawrence M. Principe - 1998 - Early Science and Medicine 3 (1):32-65.
    The parallel usage of the two terms "alchemy" and "chemistry" by seventeenth-century writers has engendered considerable confusion among historians of science. Many historians have succumbed to the temptation of assuming that the early modern term "chemistry" referred to something like the modern discipline, while supposing that "alchemy" pertained to a different set of practices and beliefs, predominantly the art of transmuting base metals into gold. This paper provides the first exhaustive analysis of the two terms and their interlinguistic (...)
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  12. On Epistemic Alchemy.Aidan McGlynn - 2014 - In Dylan Dodd Elia Zardini (ed.), Scepticism and Perceptual Justification. Oxford University Press. pp. 173-189.
    Crispin Wright has proposed that one has entitlements to accept certain propositions that play a foundational role within one’s body of belief. Such an entitlement is a kind of warrant that does not require the possessor to have acquired evidence speaking in favor of the proposition in question. The proposal allows Wright to concede much of the force of the most powerful arguments for scepticism, while avoiding the truly sceptical conclusion that one lacks warrant for most of one’s beliefs. Here (...)
     
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  13. The Mystery of Human Relationship: Alchemy and the Transformation of the Self.Nathan Schwartz-Salant - 1998 - Routledge.
    All human relationships are containers of emotional life, but what are the structures underlying them? Nathan Schwartz-Salant looks at all kinds of relationships through an analyst's eye. By analogy with the ancient system of alchemy he shows how states of mind that can undermine our relationships - in marriage, in creative work, in the workplace - can become transformative when brought to consciousness. It is only by learning how to access the interactive field of our relationships that we can (...)
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  14. Mysterium Coniunctionis: An Inquiry Into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites in Alchemy.C. G. JUNG - 1963 - Routledge.
    _Mysterium Coniunctionis_ was first published in the _Collected Works of C.G. Jung _in 1963. For this second edition of the work, numerous corrections and revisions have been made in cross-references to other volumes of the _Collected Works _now available and likewise in the Bibliography. _Mysterium Coniunctionis_ was Jung's last work of book length and gives a final account of his lengthy researches in alchemy. It was Jung's empirical discovery that certain key problems of modern man were prefigures in what (...)
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  15. Psychology and Alchemy.C. G. Jung, R. F. C. Hull, Herbert Read, M. Fordham & G. Adler - 1954 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 16 (1):156-156.
    Alchemy is central to Jung's hypothesis of the collective unconscious. In this volume he begins with an outline of the process and aims of psychotherapy, and then moves on to work out the analogies between alchemy, Christian dogma and symbolism and his own understanding of the analytic process. Introducing the basic concepts of alchemy, Jung reminds us of the dual nature of alchemy, comprising both the chemical process and a parallel mystical component. He also discusses the (...)
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    Corpuscular Alchemy and the Tradition of Aristotle's Meteorology, with Special Reference to Daniel Sennert.William R. Newman - 2001 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2):145 – 153.
    (2001). Corpuscular alchemy and the tradition of Aristotle's Meteorology, with special reference to Daniel Sennert. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 145-153. doi: 10.1080/02698590120059013.
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    Alchemy and Chemistry: Chemical Discourses in the Seventeenth Century.Ferdinando Abbri - 2000 - Early Science and Medicine 5 (2):214-226.
    The landscape of seventeenth-century chemistry is complex, and it is impossible to find in it either a clear-cut distinction between alchemy and chemistry or a sort of simple identification of the two. The seventeenth-century cultural context contained a rich variety of "chemical" discourses with arguments ranging from specific experiments to the justification of the validity of chemistry and its novelty in terms of its extraordinary antiquity. On the basis of an analysis of the works by O. Borch, J.J. Glauber, (...)
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  18. Jung on Alchemy.Nathan Schwartz-Salant (ed.) - 1995 - Princeton University Press.
    The ancient practice of alchemy, which thrived in Europe until the seventeenth century, dealt with the phenomenon of transformation--not only of materials but also of the human spirit. Through their work in the material realm, alchemists discovered personal rebirth as well as a linking between outer and inner dimensions.C. G. Jung first turned to alchemy for personal illumination in coping with trauma brought on by his break with Freud. Alchemical symbolism eventually suggested to Jung that there was a (...)
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    Alchemy and the Use of Vernacular Languages in the Late Middle Ages.Michela Pereira - 1999 - Speculum 74 (2):336-356.
    The Renaissance of scientific thought in twelfth-century Western culture, when alchemy was introduced into the Latin schools, was largely due to the wave of translations, mainly from Arabic into Latin, but also including translations into and from Hebrew, sometimes with vernacular languages as intermediaries. Alchemy, whose tradition had been broken in the West at the end of the Hellenistic age, gained considerable attention—albeit less than astronomy/astrology and medicine—from the twelfth-century translators, who presented Latin culture with a hitherto unknown (...)
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    Hermeticism and Alchemy: The Case of Ludovigo Lazzarelli.Chiara Crisciani - 2000 - Early Science and Medicine 5 (2):145-159.
    This paper examines the alchemical interests of Ludovico Lazzarelli and of some alchemical texts connected with his name, analyzing them within the context of Lazzarelli's Hermetic philosophical position. Beginning with an analysis of the specific relationship between alchemy and Hermeticism expressed by Lazzarelli, this paper proposes for discussion some general hypotheses on the link between alchemy and Hermeticism and between alchemy and magic in the Quattrocento.
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    Reasonable Magic and the Nature of Alchemy: Jewish Reflections on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.Laurie Zoloth - 2002 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 12 (1):65-93.
    : The controversy about research on human embryonic stem cells both divides and defines us, raising fundamental ethical and religious questions about the nature of the self and the limits of science. This article uses Jewish sources to articulate fundamental concerns about the forbiddenness of knowledge in general and of knowledge thought of as magical creation. Alchemy, and the turning of elements into gold and into substances for longevity, and magic used for the creation of living beings was at (...)
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    A Secular Alchemy of Social Science: The Denial of Jewish Messianism in Freud and Durkheim.Philip Wexler - 2008 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 55 (116):1-21.
    This essay presents a reading of the work of two central figures of modern social theory that locates their work within not simply mainstream Jewish thought, but a particular Hasidic tradition. Further, I argue that lying behind this, in a repressed form, is an even older tradition of Jewish alchemy. I make no claim to have evidence that either Freud or Durkheim were directly influenced by Hasidism or alchemy, but I examine the parallels between the structure of their (...)
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    The Literature of Alchemy and Chaucer's Canon's Yeoman's Tale: Framework, Theme, and Characters.Edgar Duncan - 1968 - Speculum 43 (4):633-656.
    This paper is concerned not with the specifics of alchemy in the Canon's Yeoman's Tale — i.e., the yeoman's garbled but nevertheless very full account of the contents of his master's laboratory and of the activities carried on therein — but rather with the contribution of the literature of alchemy to other aspects of the tale: to framework, theme, and characters. Especially, it undertakes to demonstrate that in portraying the yeoman-narrator, the alchemist-canon, and the canon and priest of (...)
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  24. Evolution as Alchemy.William Dembski - manuscript
    In its heyday alchemy was a comprehensive theory of transmutation describing not only transformations of base into precious metals but also transformations of the soul up and down the great chain of being. Alchemy was not just a physics but also a metaphysics. Alchemy as metaphysics attracts interest to this day, as in Carl Jung's writings about the soul and personal identity. As he noted, "The alchemists sought for that effect which would heal not only the disharmonies (...)
     
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    Lead and Tin in Arabic Alchemy.Bassam I. El-Eswed - 2002 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 12 (1):139-153.
    The present article is devoted to two issues. The first is the identification of lead and tin in medieval Arabic alchemy. The second is the investigation of whether Arabic alchemists differentiate between these problematic substances or not. These two issues are investigated in the light of a comparison which is made between the facts that are stated about the two problematic substances in the original Arabic alchemical works and those stated in modern chemical literature. It is proved that Arabic (...)
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    The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy.Mircea Eliade - 1979 - University of Chicago Press.
    The new edition of The Forge and the Crucible contains an updated appendix, in which Eliade lists works on Chinese alchemy published in the past few years. He also discusses the importance of alchemy in Newton's scientific evolution.
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  27. Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy. Various - 2012 - Routledge.
    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical research and others outlay portraits of people such as Giordano Bruno and John Dee.
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    The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records.Arthur Edward Waite - 2012 - Routledge.
    A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This book contains a universe of information and is worthwhile reading for anyone wanting to know more on this engaging subject. Originally published in 1926.
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    Alchemy RevivedClones and Clones: Facts and Fantasies About Human CloningImproving Nature? The Science and Ethics of Genetic EngineeringThe Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World.Mary Midgley, Martha C. Nussbaum, Cass R. Sunstein, Michael Reiss, Roger Straughan & Jeremy Rifkin - 2000 - Hastings Center Report 30 (2):41.
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    The Social and Ethical Alchemy: An Integrative Approach to Social and Ethical Accountability.Simone de Colle & Claudia Gonella - 2002 - Business Ethics 11 (1):86–96.
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    The Social and Ethical Alchemy: An Integrative Approach to Social and Ethical Accountability.Simone De Colle & Claudia Gonella - 2002 - Business Ethics: A European Review 11 (1):86-96.
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    Alchemy as Studies of Life and Matter: Reconsidering the Place of Vitalism in Early Modern Chymistry.Ku-Ming Chang - 2011 - Isis 102 (2):322-329.
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  33. Review Essay : Beyond the Equality/Difference dilemmaDrucilla Cornell, Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction and the Law (New York: Routledge, 1991) Mary Joe Frug, Postmodern Legal Feminism (New York: Routledge, 1992) Patricia J. Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991). [REVIEW]J. Dean - 1994 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 20 (1-2):155-170.
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    Art as Alchemy: The Bildobjekt Interpretation of Pictorial Illusion.Jens Dam Ziska - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (2):225-234.
    I argue that if we read E. H. Gombrich's Art and Illusion with the charity that it deserves, we will find a much subtler theory of depiction than the illusion theory that is usually attributed to Gombrich. Instead of suggesting that pictures are illusory because they cause us to have experiences as of seeing the depicted objects face to face, I argue that Art and Illusion is better read as making the point that naturalistic pictures are illusory because they cause (...)
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  35. The Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry.J. M. Stillman - 1963 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 14 (54):172-172.
  36. Secrets of Nature. Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe.William R. Newman & Anthony Grafton - 2003 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 65 (1):144-145.
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  37. Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter.B. J. T. Dobbs - 1982 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 73:511--528.
  38. The Science of Words or Philology: Music in The Birth of Tragedy and the Alchemy of Love in The Gay Science.Babette E. Babich - 2005 - Rivista di Estetica 45 (28):47-78.
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    Politicizing Science: The Alchemy of Policymaking.Michael Gough (ed.) - 2003 - George C. Marshall Institute.
    In bringing together leading scientists from a variety of disciplines to share their experiences and observations of developing and testing hypotheses, this ...
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  40. The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law.Albie Sachs - 2011 - Oxford University Press UK.
    From a young age Albie Sachs played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. As a result he was detained in solitary confinement, tortured by sleep deprivation and eventually blown up by a car bomb which cost him his right arm and the sight of an eye. His experiences provoked an outpouring of creative thought on the role of law as a protector of human dignity in the modern world, and a lifelong commitment to seeing a (...)
     
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    Bridging Traditions. Alchemy, Chemistry and Paracelsian Practices in the Early Modern Era, Edited by Karen Hunger Parshall, Michael T. Walton, and Bruce T. Moran, 2015. [REVIEW]Lyke de Vries - 2016 - Early Science and Medicine 21 (4):372-374.
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    Alchemy, Chemistry and the History of Science.Bruce T. Moran - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (4):711-720.
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    An Alchemy of Emotion: Rasa and Aesthetic Breakthroughs.Kathleen Marie Higgins - 2007 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (1):43–54.
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    Alchemy Child of Greek Philosophy. By A. J. Hopkins. Pp. Xi + 262. New York: Columbia University Press, 1934. 17s. 6d.S. T. F. - 1935 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 55 (1):101-101.
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    Brian Vickers on Alchemy and the Occult: A Response.William R. Newman - 2009 - Perspectives on Science 17 (4):pp. 482-506.
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  46. The Alchemy of Identity: Pharmacy and the Chemical Revolution, 1777-1809.Jonathan Simon - 1997 - Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
    This dissertation reassesses the chemical revolution that occurred in eighteenth-century France from the pharmacists' perspective. I use French pharmacy to place the event in historical context, understanding this revolution as constituted by more than simply a change in theory. The consolidation of a new scientific community of chemists, professing an importantly changed science of chemistry, is elucidated by examining the changing relationship between the communities of pharmacists and chemists across the eighteenth century. This entails an understanding of the chemical revolution (...)
     
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    Psychology and Alchemy.Gerhart B. Ladner - 1954 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 29 (2):317-320.
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    Standards of Music Education and the Easily Administered Child/Citizen: The Alchemy of Pedagogy and Social Inclusion/Exclusion.Thomas S. Popkewitz & Ruth Gustafson - 2002 - Philosophy of Music Education Review 10 (2):80-91.
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    Words and Works in the History of Alchemy.Tara E. Nummedal - 2011 - Isis 102 (2):330-337.
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  50. On the Importance of Numinous Experience in the Alchemy of Individuation.M. Stein - 2006 - In Ann Casement & David J. Tacey (eds.), The Idea of the Numinous: Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Routledge.
     
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