William Croone, on the Reason of the Movement of the Muscles

American Philosophical Society, 2000 - 130 pages
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Page 18 - They have exacted from all their members, a close, naked, natural way of speaking; positive expressions; clear senses; a native easiness: bringing all things as near the Mathematical plainness, as they can: and preferring the language of Artizans, Countrymen, and Merchants, before that, of Wits, or Scholars.
Page 10 - New Experiments Physico-mechanical, touching the spring of the air, and its effects ; (made for the most part in a new pneumatical engine) written .... by the honourable Robert Boyle, Esq* experiment xxxvi.
Page 28 - ... it is sometimes conducive to the discovery of truth, to permit the understanding to make an hypothesis, in order to the explication of this or that difficulty, that by examining how far the phaenomena are, or are not, capable of being solved by that hypothesis, the understanding may, even by its own errors, be instructed.
Page 3 - Pathomyotomia," or a dissection of the significative muscles of the affections of the mind, 1649, 12mo.
Page 23 - Chymistry is nothing else but the Art and Knowledge of Nature it self; that it is by her means we examine the Principles out of which natural bodies do consist and are compounded...
Page 49 - Pathomyotomia Or a Dissection Of the significative Muscles of the Affections of the Minde. Being an Essay to a New Method of observing the most Important movings of the Muscles of the Head, as they are the neerest and Immediate Organs of the Voluntarie or Impetuous motions of the Mind. With the Proposall of a new Nomenclature of the Muscles. By JB Sirnamed the Chirosopher.
Page 8 - We have long and fully resolved with Ourself to extend not only the boundaries of the Empire, but also the very arts and sciences. Therefore we look with favour upon all forms of learning, but with particular grace we encourage philosophical studies, especially those which by actual experiments attempt either to shape out a new philosophy or to perfect the old.
Page 52 - Translated from the Dutch and Latin original Edition, by Thomas Flloyd. Revised and improved by notes from Reaumur and others, by John Hill, MD (London, 1758), Part II, p.
Page 8 - See Michael Hunter, Science and Society in Restoration England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), 163. 9 See the main thesis of Richard Ashcraft, "Faith and Knowledge in Locke's Philosophy," in John Locke: Problems and Perspectives, A Collection of New Essays, ed.
Page 6 - But to come now to the corpuscular philosophy, men do so easily understand one another's meaning, when they talk of local motion, rest, bigness, shape, order, situation, and contexture of material substances...

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