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#Plus ultra, or, The progress and advancement of knowledge since the days of Aristotle in an account of some of the most remarkable late improvements of practical, useful learning, to encourage philosophical endeavours : occasioned by a conference with one of the notional way / by Jos. Glanvill.#

##Glanvill, Joseph, 1636-1680.## Plus ultra, or, The progress and advancement of knowledge since the days of Aristotle in an account of some of the most remarkable late improvements of practical, useful learning, to encourage philosophical endeavours : occasioned by a conference with one of the notional way / by Jos. Glanvill. Glanvill, Joseph, 1636-1680.

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#####Front##### Imprimatur,Tho. Tomkyns, RRmo in Christo Patriac Domino DnoGilberto Divinâ Providentiâ Archiepisc.Ex

  1. TO THE Right Reverned Father in GOD, WILLIAM Lord Bishop of Bathe and Wells.

  2. THE PREFACE TO THE REVEREND CLERGY OF THE Diocess of B. and W.

#####Body#####

  1. Modern Improvements OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE.

  2. CHAP. II. The Ways of improving Useful Knowledge proposed. The Advantages this Age hath from the great advancements of Chymistry and Anatomy,

  3. CHAP. III. Another great Advantage of late Times, from the Improvements of Mathematicks; particularly of Arithmetick, Algebra, and Geometry, discourst by Instances.

  4. CHAP. IV. Improvements in Geometry by Des Cartes, Vieta, and Dr. Wallis.

  5. CHAP. V. The late Improvements of Astronomy.

  6. CHAP. VI. Improvements of Opticks and Geography.

  7. CHAP. VII. That Useful Knowledge is to be aided by Instruments. Modern Instances of such. Of the Telescope, Microscope, and Thermometer.

  8. CHAP. VIII. Of the Barometer and Air-Pump, and what Advantages we have and may further expect from these Instruments.

  9. CHAP. IX. The Credit of Optick-Glasses vindicated, against a Disputing Man, who is afraid to believe his Eyes against Aristotle.

  10. CHAP. X. Our Advantages for Knowledge; from Modern Improvements of Natural History.

  11. CHAP. XI. The Advantages of late Ages for spreading and communicating Knowledge. Three great Instances of it, in Printing, the Compass, and the Royal Society.

  12. CHAP. XII. Of the ROYAL SOCIETY. The Reasons of the Institution, and their Designs. An Answer to the Question, What have they done?

  13. CHAP. XIII. An Account of what hath been done by the Illustrious Mr. Boyle for the promotion of Useful Knowledge.

  14. CHAP. XIV. A further Account of what that Gentleman of Honour hath by him, not yet publish'd, for the Advantage and Improvement of Real Knowledge. The Reasons we have to hope great Things from the Royal Society.

  15. CHAP. XV. The Absurdity of making Comparis• between the Advantages Aristot•• had for Knowledge, and those later Ages.

  16. CHAP. XVI. The Reasons of some Mens Superstious Adherence to the Notional way; and of the Disputer that gave occasion to this Discourse

  17. CHAP. XVII. Of the Peripatetick Philosophy, and Aristotle, as he concerns the Universites.

  18. CHAP. XVIII. Some things else debated by the Author with the Disputer, about the Prophets and the Scriptures. The Imagination was ordinarily the immediate Subject of Prophetick Influx.

  19. The CONCLUSION. Containing Observations about the Censure of Atheism, applied to Philosophical Men; and the Authors Apology to the ROYAL SOCIETY, and other generous Philosophers.

#####Back#####

  1. ERRATA.

  2. THE CONTENTS.

  3. Books newly Printed for James Collins at the Kings-Head in Westminster Hall.

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