Chameleons between Science and Literature: Observation, Writing, and the Early Parisian Academy of Sciences in the Literary Field

  title={Chameleons between Science and Literature: Observation, Writing, and the Early Parisian Academy of Sciences in the Literary Field},
  author={Oded Rabinovitch},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={33 - 62}
INTRODUCTIONThe foundation of the French Royal Academy of Sciences in 1666 is often seen as one of the landmarks of the so-called Scientific Revolution. The Academy, together with the Royal Society of London, gave the 'new philosophy' of the seventeenth century a state-sponsored framework, providing experimental philosophy with a stable setting and with the prestige stemming from royal patronage. This move supplanted the previous less-than-formal relations of patronage between nobles and… 

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