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William R. Newman

William R. Newman is professor of the history and philosophy of science at Indiana University and general editor of Newton’s alchemical texts at His books include Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature (Chicago, 2004) and Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution (Chicago, 2006).

In The New Atlantis

The Problem of Alchemy

Number 44 ~ Winter 2015