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Nitrogeno — philosophical transactions

Philosophical transactions II

Leonardo Anfolsi Newton philosophical transactions Robert Fludd Royal Society

Philosophical transactions II

[1]We have seen how the famous Philosophical Transaction review’s issues - that we alchemists can still use to get many operational information - were reports of research and scientific insights that began to be published even before the founding of the Royal Society, and we have seen how these notes, handwritten at first, came from a circle of philosophers-scientists such as Hartlibb and Boyle - who were inspired by Newton along with Starkey - as well as Ashmole and the son of the celebrated alchemist William Oughtred,[2] whom we will discuss in the next issue, given that he was a...

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Philosophical Transactions III

Leonardo Anfolsi alchemy philosophical transactions Royal Society

Philosophical Transactions III

As we had explained in the previous issues of NitroGeno, the Philosophical Transactions is a review published since the XVII century that stands at the very beginning of the foundation of the Royal Society, starting with the first scientific and humanistic annotations of Samuel Hartlib. In those times there was not any prudery about the argument, so that in the Philosophical Transactions we can find a certain quantity of alchemical pages where Newton, Boyle, Oughtred and other alchemists published their insight, researches and, in this case, annotations. The multiple life of Mr. Oughtred Here is more about Alchemy on the...

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Philosophical Transactions

Leonardo Anfolsi alchemist alchemy alchimia Leonardo Anfolsi philosophical transactions philosopy

Philosophical Transactions

To begin with Alchemy and Culture we should take a look at all those cultural organizations which made the difference in the cultural heritage of our world, due to science, philosophy, art, religion, collecting, archiving or researching reasons. We start with the Royal Society, a controversial but fundamental step for the knowledge of operative alchemy in England and the home of Fludd, Boyle, Newton and a lot of other philosophers. It was twenty five years ago when I met Tim Addey, his family and friends in Frome, Somerset, not far from London. They still organize an active Platonic community and...

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