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Sciences in Enlightened Europe

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ISBN-10: 0226109402

ISBN-13: 9780226109404

Edition: 1999

Authors: William Clark, Jan Golinski, Simon Schaffer

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Description:

This text explores the complex relations between enlightened values and the making of scientific knowledge. Monsters and automata, barometers and botanical gardens, polite academies and boisterous clubs are all included in an enlightened Europe.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 566
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Bibliographical Note
Orientations
Introduction
The Enlightenment Our Contemporary
Bodies and Technologies
Introduction
Biopolitics: Political Arithmetic in the Enlightenment
Barometers of Change: Meteorological Instruments as Machines of Enlightenment
French Engineers Become Professionals; or, How Meritocracy Made Knowledge Objective
Enlightened Automata
Humans and Natures
Introduction
Enlightened Monsters
The Science and Conversation of Human Nature
Metaphysics, Mathematics, and the Gendering of Science in Eighteenth-Century France
The "Nature" of Enlightenment
Provinces and Peripheries
Introduction
A Forgotten Newtonian: Women and Science in the Italian Provinces
Going Dutch: Situating Science in the Dutch Enlightenment
Daedalus Hyperboreus: Baltic Natural History and Mineralogy in the Enlightenment
The Death of Metaphysics in Enlightened Prussia
Departures
Inner History; or, How to End Enlightenment
Afterword: The Ethos of Enlightenment
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index