Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science

Christoph Lüthy
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This is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated totally to the investigation of scientific thought between 1200 and 1700, the period that saw the birth of modern scientific method and the origins of the scientific world view. It covers not only the Aristotelian paradigm of scholastic natural philosophy, but also rivalling Renaissance and seventeenth-century conceptions of physics.
A broad-based and distinguished panel of editors and international advisors has made a careful selection of the best new research emerging in a vibrant field examining this formative period of European scientific thought. Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science contains contributions from an international cast of experienced and promising scholars and looks for the highest standards of scholarship in work that is thought-provoking, insightful, and at the forefront of contemporary discussion.
Its editorial stance is broad, aiming not only to embrace all the main aspects of study but to approach them from a variety of angles and to foster new methodological ideas. Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science thus includes commented editions of crucial (medieval) texts, monographs of important thinkers, and diachronic analyses of particular themes.
Accessible, attractively written articles and monographs will open up the latest trends and developments in the field to a wide range of teachers and students in further and higher education.

Sponsored by the prestigious Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy at the Radboud University (Nijmegen), Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is essential reading for anyone studying intellectual history, the history of science, and the history of philosophy.

Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is a continuation of Medieval and Early Modern Science (MEMS).

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series editor C.H. Lüthy or the Publisher at Brill, Alessandra Giliberto.

Brill is in full support of Open Access publishing and offers the option to publish your monograph, edited volume, or chapter in Open Access. Our Open Access services are fully compliant with funder requirements. We support Creative Commons licenses. For more information, please visit Brill Open or contact us at
Walter Burley's Commentaries on Aristotle's Parva Naturalia
A Critical Edition
Volume 42
Nicole Oresme, Questiones in Meteorologica de prima lectura
Study of the Manuscript Tradition and Critical Edition
Volume 41
Editor(s): Aurora Panzica
Conrad Gessner (1516–1565)
Universal Scholar and Natural Scientist of the Renaissance
Volume 38
Handling "Occult Qualities" in the Scientific Revolution
Disciplines and New Approaches to Natural Philosophy, from John Dee to Isaac Newton
Volume 37
Descartes in the Classroom
Teaching Cartesian Philosophy in the Early Modern Age
Volume 35
Quantifying Aristotle
The Impact, Spread and Decline of the Calculatores Tradition
Volume 34
Michael Maestlin’s Manuscript Treatise on the Comet of 1618
An Edition and Translation of Manuscript WLB Stuttgart, Cod. Math. 4º 15b, Nr. 8
Volume 33
Nicole Oresme, Questiones in Meteorologica de ultima lectura, recensio parisiensis
Study of the Manuscript Tradition and Critical Edition of Books I-II.10
Volume 32
Editor(s): Aurora Panzica
Kepler’s New Star (1604)
Context and Controversy
Volume 31
The Body of Evidence
Corpses and Proofs in Early Modern European Medicine
Volume 30
The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius
A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership, and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions
Volume 28
Julius Caesar Scaliger, Renaissance Reformer of Aristotelianism
A Study of His Exotericae Exercitationes
Volume 26
Copernicus in the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance
Reception, Legacy, Transformation
Volume 23
Christoph Rothmann's Discourse on the Comet of 1585
An Edition and Translation with Accompanying Essays
Volume 22
Verse and Transmutation
A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry (Critical Editions and Studies)
Volume 21
Kepler's Cosmological Synthesis
Astrology, Mechanism and the Soul
Volume 20
Psychology and the Other Disciplines
A Case of Cross-Disciplinary Interaction (1250-1750)
Volume 19
Venus Seen on the Sun
The First Observation of a Transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks
Volume 18
Medical Humanism and Natural Philosophy
Renaissance Debates on Matter, Life and the Soul
Volume 17
John Buridan Quaestiones super libros De generatione et corruptione Aristotelis
A Critical Edition with an Introduction
Volume 14
Copernicus and the Aristotelian Tradition
Education, Reading, and Philosophy in Copernicus's Path to Heliocentrism
Volume 12
Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials
The Navicula in Medieval England
Volume 11
Ordering the Heavens
Roman Astronomy and Cosmology in the Carolingian Renaissance
Volume 8
Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On Seeing the Stars)
A Critical Edition of Oresme's Treatise on Optics and Atmospheric Refraction, with an Introduction, Commentary, and English Translation
Volume 7
Jean Fernel's On the Hidden Causes of Things
Forms, Souls, and Occult Diseases in Renaissance Medicine
Volume 6
Editor(s): John Forrester and John Henry
The Limits of Influence
Pico, Louvain, and the Crisis of Renaissance Astrology
Volume 4
The Mechanization of Aristotelianism
The Late Aristotelian Setting of Thomas Hobbes’ Natural Philosophy
Volume 3
Series Editor
C.H. Lüthy, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Editorial Consultants
Joël Biard, University of Tours
Jürgen Renn, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science
Theo Verbeek, University of Utrecht
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