... pp. 188–95), and so Marsilio Ficino and his followers found little difficulty in crafting a Hermetic philosophy, which they considered to be
consistent with Christianity (Yates 1964, ch. VI). It is the theoretical
and practical core of the magical philosophy, but let us consider its relation to mode ...
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, although primarily known as a literary figure, did research in morphology, anatomy, and optics, and also developed a phenomenological approach to science and to knowledge in general.His scientific works include his 1790 Metamorphosis of Plants and his 1810 book Theory of Colors. His work in optics, and his polemics against the reigning Newtonian theory of optics, were poorly received by the scientific establishment of his time.