The Other Average Man: Science Workers in Quetelet’s Belgium

@inproceedings{Donnelly2014TheOA,
  title={The Other Average Man: Science Workers in Quetelet’s Belgium},
  author={K Greene Donnelly},
  year={2014}
}
This paper examines the creation of what I have called “The Other Average Man” of nineteenth-century science. This other average man was created during the course of the career of the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet (1796–1874) and his development of physique sociale and the controversial l’homme moyen. Rather than discuss Quetelet’s abstract average man, which has received considerable attention, the paper focuses on the real average men that Quetelet imagined would do the work of providing… CONTINUE READING

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