By James J. Bono
James J. Bono exhibits how the hot interpretive ideas and medical practices of the 16th and 17th centuries developed in accordance with new perspectives of the connection among the “Word of God” and the “Languages of guy” fostered by way of Renaissance Humanism, Neoplatonism, magic, and either the reformed and radical branches of Protestantism. He strains the cultural results of those rules within the suggestion and paintings of significant and minor actors within the clinical revolution—from Ficino and Paracelsus to Francis Bacon and Descartes. by means of contemplating those common philosophers in gentle in their personal highbrow, non secular, philosophical, cultural, linguistic, and specifically narrative frameworks, Bono indicates a brand new approach of viewing the sociocultural dynamics of medical switch within the pre–modern period—and finally, a brand new means of figuring out the character and background of medical idea. The narrative configuration he proposes offers a strong substitute to the longstanding “revolutionary” metaphor of the background of the clinical revolution.
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