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Glanvill, Joseph (1636-1680) The Vanity of Dogmatizing: or Confidence in Opinions Manifested in a Discourse of the Shortness and Uncertainty of Our Knowledge.
London: by E. C[otes] for Henry Eversden, 1661.
First edition, octavo, bound in full early calf, worn and rebacked, some minor dampstaining to contents, 6 x 3 3/4 in.
"The Vanity of Dogmatizing attacked scholastic dogmatism, to which Glanvill opposed the experimental method. He admitted that universal laws could not be established in this way, but for him a scientific approach was the best available method for gaining knowledge and control over nature." (cf. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Glanvill#ref47969)