Robert Hooke's Micrographia and the Aesthetics of Empiricism

March 2001
Seventeenth Century;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p177
Academic Journal
Analyzes the significance of the microscope to the search for empirical knowledge and self-perception, as discussed in Robert Hooke's book `Micrographia.' Attempts to define the aesthetic experience in empirically verifiable categories during the age of Enlightenment; Comparison of the work of Hooke to Henry Power's treatise `Experimental Philosophy'; Views of Hooke and Francis Bacon on the uses of instruments in gaining knowledge; Theories of Hooke on perception and knowledge.


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