Science in the Enlightenment, Revisited

  title={Science in the Enlightenment, Revisited},
  author={Jan Golinski},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={217 - 231}
Mapping the Fantastic Great Southern Continent, 1760–1777: A Study in Enlightenment Geography
ABSTRACT This paper examines the relationship between the press and the construction of ‘enlightened’ public knowledge about – and imaginaries for – the emerging south in the period 1760–1777. ItExpand
Knowing savagery: Australia and the anatomy of race
When Australia was circumnavigated by Europeans in 1801–02, French and British natural historians were unsure how to describe the Indigenous peoples who inhabited the land they charted andExpand
Nicolas Lémery (1645-1715) y su teoría físico-química sobre diversos fenómenos de interés para las ciencias de la tierra
An unabridged translation of a work of Nicolas Lemery (1645–1715) is presented for the first time in Spanish, wherein this French chemist and apothecary attempts an explanation on physical andExpand
Progress and Backwardness in Book Accumulation: Bancroft, Basadre, and Their Libraries
  • R. Salvatore
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 2014
Abstract The essay examines the conditions of book accumulation in two places in the world economy, California and Peru, through the narratives left by book collector Hubert Bancroft and librarianExpand
Travel as a Basis for Atheism: Free-Thinking as Deterritorialization in the Early Radical Enlightenment
The early modern radical savant did not travel so much as he read travel narratives. From Montaigne’s cannibals to Locke’s talking parrot, from Leibniz’s plans to create a race of “warrior slaves” toExpand
Science for women in the spanish enlightenment 1753-1808
Esta tesis explora la contribucion de las mujeres en la formacion de la cultura cientifica. Concretamente, analiza el papel de las mujeres en la circulacion del conocimiento durante la segunda mitadExpand


The measure of all things: reflections on changing conceptions of the individual in travel demand modeling
Transportation demand modeling has evolved in scope, theory, and practice in the many decades since the US Bureau of Public Roads pioneered home interview transportation studies in metropolitanExpand
How to follow scientists and engineers through society (Cambridge, MA, 1987)
  • For commentary, see: Jan Golinski, Making natural knowledge: Constructivism and the history of science, 2nd edn (Chicago, 2005), 27–46, 168–85; Graham Harman, Prince of networks: Bruno Latour and metaphysics
  • 2009
Newton on the Beach: The Information Order of Principia Mathematica
It is one of the most celebrated of Isaac Newton’s obiter dicta. Like many such, its provenance is hazy. The literary reference may well be to a passage from John Milton’s great redemptive poemExpand
The Asiatic Enlightenments of British astronomy
  • The brokered world: Go-betweens and global intelligence 1770-1820
  • 2009
Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America
Prior to 1735, South America was largely terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a joint French and Spanish mission to the Spanish American province ofExpand
The Case for the Enlightenment: Scotland and Naples, 1680–1760