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date: 24 May 2019

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This article traces the development of an ideal of method that was inspired by Ramon Lull and subsequently found new expressions in many of the proponents of a new science in early modern Europe. It investigates the unravelling of the link between scientific reason and logic and their reweaving in a pattern that integrated scientific reason with mathematics and the discovery of mathematically formulated relationships. It discusses how the transformations of one family of concepts that include proportion, ratio, and measure are implicated in the transition from natural magic to rational mechanics.

Keywords: method, Ramon Lull, Europe, scientific reason, logic, mathematics, proportion, ratio, rational mechanics

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