John Ray

Charles Raven's biography of the seventeenth-century English naturalist John Ray is one of the great works in the history of science.

John Ray

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310833

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Charles Raven's biography of the seventeenth-century English naturalist John Ray is one of the great works in the history of science. The author's command of Latin (the language in which all Ray's biological works were written) and his enthusiasm for natural history enabled him to interpret superbly to the modern reader John Ray's remarkable scientific work and to rescue Ray's reputation from undeserved neglect. Raven reveals the unique influence Ray had on the development of modern science and in particular explains sympathetically the key role of Ray's last, most popular and most influential work, The Wisdom of God, which was the forerunner of the great 'Darwinian' controversies between science and religion in the nineteenth century.

English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

Demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world influenced scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century.

English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108016340

Page: 394

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Demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world influenced scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century.

John Ray 1627 1705

Features a brief biography of the English naturalist John Ray (1627-1705), presented by the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California at Berkeley. Discusses his theories concerning theology and nature.

John Ray  1627 1705

Author: F. C. Sawyer

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The Correspondence of John Ray

Consisting of Selections from the Philosophical Letters John Ray Edwin Ray ... merit of Ray as a naturalist , and the excellence of his private character .

The Correspondence of John Ray

Author: John Ray

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Page: 502

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John Ray

Preface TH HE publication of Canon Raven's John Ray , Naturalist by the Cambridge University Press in 1942 must have opened the eyes of many besides myself ...

John Ray

Author: Geoffrey Keynes

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Page: 163

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Entries contain physical description of the work, including a detailed description of illustrations, and a list of holding libraries. Contains facsimilies of title pages and several portraits of John Ray.

Virtuoso by Nature The Scientific Worlds of Francis Willughby FRS 1635 1672

John Ray, naturalist; his life and works. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1942. ———. 'New Light on John Ray'. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of ...

Virtuoso by Nature  The Scientific Worlds of Francis Willughby FRS  1635 1672

Author: Tim Birkhead

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004285326

Page: 468

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Francis Willughby transformed the study of natural history in the mid-1600s. Using previously unexplored archives and new discoveries we show that Willughby was a polymath, a true virtuoso, who made original contributions to many different fields of endeavor.

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

BIOGRAPHICAL WORKS CONSULTED Arber, Agnes, 'A seventeenth century naturalist, John Ray', Isis, 34: 319–24. Derham [William], Memorials of John Ray, ...

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

Author: John Considine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351870254

Page: 578

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Three major developments in English lexicography took place during the seventeenth century: the emergence of the first free standing monolingual English dictionaries; the making of new kinds of English lexicons that investigated dialect or etymology or that keyed English to invented 'philosophical' languages; and the massive expansion of bilingual lexicography, which not only placed English alongside the European vernaculars but also handled the languages of the new world. The essays in this volume discuss not only the internal history of lexicography but also its wider relationships with culture and society.

Essex Naturalist

JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST . In the parish of Bromfield , in north - west Cumberland is a house called Gill House . It is so called because the little stream ...

Essex Naturalist

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The English Parson naturalist

Both were enthusiastic botanists as schoolboys ( John Ray's mentor was the local herb - woman ) . Both went to Cambridge – Turner to Pembroke , Ray to ...

The English Parson naturalist

Author: Patrick Armstrong

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852445167

Page: 198

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Since the time of William Turner (c 1508-1568) the figure of the parson-naturalist has been conspicuous int he English Church and in English science. Clergy have made a formidable contribution to natural history in England. Gilbert White (1720-1793), the author of The Natural History of Selborne, is perhaps the best known of this distinguished company, but other notables include John Ray (1627-1705) with whom, it has been said, "the adventure of modern science begins." The brightness of the reputation of these individuals should not blind us to that great host of other luminaries who have made English natural history what it is today. There have been botanists and ornithologists, geologists and entomologists; clerical naturalists have included specialists on mollusks, sponges, fish, orchids, seaweeds and lichens.

Aesthetic Science

See also Charles E. Raven, John Ray, Naturalist: His Life and Works (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1942), 353. 4. John Ray to Tancred Robinson, ...

Aesthetic Science

Author: Alexander Wragge-Morley

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ISBN: 022668086X

Page: 272

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"The scientists affiliated with the early Royal Society of London have long been regarded as forerunners of modern empiricism, rejecting the symbolic and moral goals of Renaissance natural history in favor of plainly representing the world as it really was. Alexander Wragge-Morley challenges this interpretation by arguing that key figures such as John Ray, Robert Boyle, Nehemiah Grew, Robert Hooke, and Thomas Willis saw the study of nature as an aesthetic project. In fact, they practiced a science that depended on harnessing the embodied pleasures and pains that arise from sensory experience. Aesthetic Science reveals how judgments of taste and pleasures played a central role in the formation of consensus in scientific communities and the emergence of what we now understand as scientific objectivity"--

Natural Theology in the Scientific Revolution

[formerly Wray], John«, ODNB. 4. C. E. Raven, John Ray, Naturalist: His Life and Works (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1950), p. 453. 5. Ibid., pp.

Natural Theology in the Scientific Revolution

Author: Katherine Calloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317318242

Page: 224

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In the seventeenth century scientific discoveries called into question established Christian theology. It has been claimed that contemporary thinkers contributed to this conflict model by using the discoveries of the natural world to prove the existence of God. Calloway challenges this view by close examination of five key texts of the period.