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Spirituels, alchimistes du XVI" steele allemand (Paris, 1971). For Khunrath, see DSB. For Croll, see Hannaway (n. 54). 73 Sennert, De Chymicorum (Wittenberg, 1619), pp. 117-121. , pp. 14-34. On the status of alchemy and chemistry see J-M. Mandosio, 'L' Alchimie dans la classification des sciences et des arts ala Renaissance ' , in J-c. Margolin and S. ), Alchimie et Philosophie la Renaissance (Paris, 1993), pp. 11-41. 70 a MINIMA TO ATOMS 27 that chemists who lived before Paracelsus did not question the foundations of Aristotelian philosophy.

66-7. 8 J. d'Espagnet, Enchiridion Physicae Restitutae (Paris, 1608). References are taken from the 1642 Paris edition, pp. 131, 137, 147-8. On Jean d'Espagnet (15641637), see Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica; F. Secret, "Litterature et alchimie, X: MIle de Goumay alchimiste", Bibliotheque d 'Humanisme et Renaissance, 35 (1973), 526-531 ; T. G. T. Walton (eds), Reading the Book ofNature. The Other Side ofthe Scientific Revolution (Kirksville, Missouri, 1998), pp. 201-14. " Following Severinus, d 'Espagnet maintained that natural phenomena are produced by incorporeal agents, bodies being like their external envelopes (velut cortices).

T. Walton (eds), Reading the Book ofNature. The Other Side ofthe Scientific Revolution (Kirksville, Missouri, 1998), pp. 201-14. " Following Severinus, d 'Espagnet maintained that natural phenomena are produced by incorporeal agents, bodies being like their external envelopes (velut cortices). " Though d ' Esp agnet' s view of nature is Neoplatonic, embryonic corpuscular views are employed to account for the vexata quaestio of the origin of mixed bodies: 11 Democriti sententiam, omnia corpora ex Atomis fieri, a Natura alienam non esse licet affirmare ; eum enim ratio & experientia Ii calumnia vindicant: elementorum quippe mixtionem obscuro sermone velare, nee reticere omnino voluit ingeniosus Philosophus, quae ut Naturae intentioni congruat, per minima & actu indivisibilia corpuscula fieri necesse est, secus in corpus continuum & naurale non coalescerent elementa .

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