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The Sciences In Enlightened Europe

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Author: William Clark
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226109404
Size: 54.72 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 566
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Book Description: Radically reorienting our understanding of the Enlightenment, this book explores the complex relations between "englightened" values and the making of scientific knowledge. Here monsters and automata, barometers and botanical gardens, polite academics and boisterous clubs, plans for violent wars and for universal peace, are all relocated in the landscape of enlightened Europe. The contributors show how changing forms of discipline, machinery, and instrumentation affected the emergence of new kinds of knowledge; consider how institutions of public rate taste and conversation helped provide a common frame for the study of human and nonhuman natures; and explore the regional operations of scientific culture at the geographical fringes of Europe. Covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, both in the principal European countries and in areas peripheral to Europe, the book also includes ample illustrations and an extensive bibliography. Implicated in the rise of both fascism and liberal secularism, the moral and political values that shaped the Enlightenment remain controversial today. Through careful scrutiny of how these values influenced and were influenced by the concrete practices of its sciences, this book gives us an entirely new sense of the Enlightenment. -- from back cover.


Individuals Across The Sciences

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Author: Alexandre Guay
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199382514
Size: 19.79 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 405
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Book Description: Knowing what individuals are and how they can be identified is a crucial question for both philosophers and scientists. This volume explores how different sciences handle the issue of understanding individuality, as well as reflecting on how this scientific work relates to metaphysics itself.


Proceedings

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Size: 34.73 MB
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Category : Earth sciences
Languages : ru
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Spinoza And The Sciences

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Author: Marjorie Grene
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400945140
Size: 46.23 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 339
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Book Description: Prefatory Explanation It must be remarked at once that I am 'editor' of this volume only in that I had the honor of presiding at the symposium on Spinoza and the Sciences at which a number of these papers were presented (exceptions are those by Hans Jonas, Richard Popkin, Joe VanZandt and our four European contributors), in that I have given some editorial advice on details of some of the papers, including translations, and finally, in that my name appears on the cover. The choice of speakers, and of addi tional contributors, is entirely due to Robert Cohen and Debra Nails; and nearly all the burden of readying the manuscript for the press has been borne by the latter. In the introduction to another anthology on Spinoza I opened my remarks by quoting a statement of Sir Stuart Hampshire about inter pretations of Spinoza's chief work: All these masks have been fitted on him and each of them does to some extent fit. But they remain masks, not the living face. They do not show the moving tensions and unresolved conflicts in Spinoza's Ethics. (Hampshire, 1973, p. 297) The double theme of 'moving tensions' and 'unresolved conflicts' seems even more appropriate to the present volume. What is Spinoza's rela tion to the sciences? The answers are many, and they criss-cross one another in a number of complicated ways.


Science And Civilisation In China Volume 3 Mathematics And The Sciences Of The Heavens And The Earth

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Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521058018
Size: 56.86 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 877
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Book Description: After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.


Romanticism And The Sciences

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Author: Andrew Cunningham
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521356855
Size: 67.83 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 345
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Book Description: This book presents a series of essays which focus on the role of Romantic philosophy and ideology in the sciences.


The Circle Of The Sciences

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Author: James Wylde
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Size: 21.38 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :
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A Guide To Writing In The Sciences

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Author: Andrea A. Gilpin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083661
Size: 53.30 MB
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 106
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Book Description: Clear and concise, this guide describes the basic elements of scientific writing, from lab reports to research essays to articles, as well as the grammar and punctuation fundamental to all writing.128 pp.