Leonardo da Vinci’s science was grounded in the Aristotelian world. He developed a system of what he called the four powers of nature: movement, weight, force and percussion. While his ideas are archaic, he developed a coherent model for natural phenomena.
His ideas of the four powers informed his art and science, similar to today, where we seek to unify the laws of physics as we study natural phenomena from subatomic particles to the history of the universe.
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Each generation has interpreted Leonardo da Vinci, finding him remarkably modern.
We can consider Leonardo's meaning in our era. Leonardo's genius and symbol of the "universal man" stem from the breadth of his interests in the arts, science and technology. He discovered, among other th...
Leonardo da Vinci relied on his senses for a meaningful experience.
He wrote in his Treatise on Painting: “To me it seems that those sciences are vain and full of error which are not born of experience, mother of all certainty, firsthand experience which in its origins...
Leonardo da Vinci's passion for the sense of vision was extreme. He writes in his Paragone, "The eye is the window of the human body through which the soul views and enjoys the beauties of the world. Because of it, the soul is content in its human prison, and without it ...
Creativity is essential to art and science. We can appreciate the many facets of Leonardo's creativity, and it can inspire us today.
In Leonardo da Vinci's time, "scientia" referred to knowledge and "ars" to manual proficiency. The modern distinction between the sciences a...
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Leonardo da Vinci is renowned for his inventions, works of art, studies of architecture and anatomical drawings.
The documents that survive show us his ideas for a wide range of devices, such as gliders, helicopters, parachutes, diving suits, cranes, gearb...
At university, Jung proved to be a brilliant student, graduating in medicine and natural science.
His doctorate was on "the psychology and pathology of so-called occult phenomena." Here he laid the foundations for two key ideas:
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