Knowing is the origin and source of writing well.


Scribendi recte sapere est et principium et fons.

Horace, Epistles 2.3.309

Episteme: Science in Medieval and Renaissance

Full title: Episteme: Science and Scientific Culture in Medieval and Renaissance.
The authors of Classical Antiquity handed down a set of epistemai (or: scientiae) and the rules for organizing, incrementing, validating, and rectifying the body of conclusions in each of them. The group EPISTEME seeks to understand the development of two specific epistemai during the Early Modern Period (ca. 1500-1700), namely Medicine and Optics.

TOPICS: Early modern medicine, history of gynaecology, Euclidean optics, Aristotelianism

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