11/04/2009

more Renaissance reveries

A continuation of the last post is possible by two, new articles in the arxiv on visual reveries in early astronomy developing into contemporary science visualizations. With some phantasy one could take that as example of Jung's "mythopoeic imagination". Other examples may be the idea to visit the moon, apparently that was one of the goals of the Royal Society at the time of it's foundation, and Descartes' goal to produce within his lifetime a practical solution of the mind-body problem with the pineal gland as interface.