The "Myologie Dynamique" by Girolamo Fabrizi da Aquapendente in the Scientific Language in the Renaissance Age (XVI-XVII)

Luigi Stroppiana


Beginning from the XV century, mechanical materialism underwent an evolution in "biological mechanics" within the scientific doctrine. Among the greatest exponents of this new current there were two Italian men, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Girolamo da Acquapendente (1533-1619). By the trend given by Leonardo, the myology, instead of being a statis science, took a dynamic meaning and valence. Later, Fabrizi resumed and investigated the subject above all in its less known expression, elaborating an original theory. With Acquapendente, the anatomy lost its merely descriptive peculiarity and evolved in analysis of the structure in connection to the funciton. Moreover, he opposed the syllogism against the mechanic language and the mathematical formulation. A new scientific way will be afterwards characterized by Galileo Galilei in the field of the physics and by Giovanni Alfonso Borrelli in the biology. 


Key words: Dynamic Myology - Mechanic language 

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