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La rationalité de l’hermétisme

Methodos. 2004;3 DOI 10.4000/methodos.106


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Journal Title: Methodos

ISSN: 1769-7379 (Online)

Publisher: Université de Lille

Society/Institution: Université de Lille, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Mixte de Recherche

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: French

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Bernard Joly


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Time From Submission to Publication: 48 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Alchemical theories in the 17th century were frequently called hermetic because of their attachment to an independent tradition started by Hermes Trismegitus and not by Aristotle or Galen. Despite it refers to a mythical tradition, alchemy is not an occult science. Classical alchemy was the chemistry of his time and has to be distinguish from irrational tenets which expand during the 19th century as esoterism.