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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
"Leviathan and the Air-Pump" examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political
Never at rest. A biography of Isaac Newton
mendable enthusiasm and praiseworthy humility. His object has been to present to his fellow neurologists, especially those entering the speciality, certain topics that he judges to be important,
Astronomers mark time: discipline and the personal equation
It is often assumed that all sciences travel the path of increasing precision and quantification. It is also assumed that such processes transcend the boundaries of rival scientific disciplines. The
Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life
"Leviathan and the Air-Pump" examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political
The Sciences in Enlightened Europe
This text explores the complex relations between "enlightened" values and the making of scientific knowledge. Here monsters and automata, barometers and botanical gardens, polite academies and
Natural Philosophy and Public Spectacle in the Eighteenth Century
  • S. Schaffer
  • Philosophy, Medicine
    History of science; an annual review of…
  • 1 March 1983
Exploration des liens entre philosophie naturelle et spectacle au 18 siecle. L'A. exploite trois themes: la notion de production scientifique comme performance, les liens entre les styles de la
Babbage's Intelligence: Calculating Engines and the Factory System
In summer 1823 the new and controversial Astronomical Society of London decided to award its gold medal to one of its own founder members, the equally controversial Cambridge-trained mathematician
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