The Sciences in Enlightened Europe

  title={The Sciences in Enlightened Europe},
  author={W. Clark and J. Golinski and S. Schaffer},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
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 boisterous clubs are all given their due place in the landscape of enlightened Europe. The contributors examine the production of new disciplines through work with instruments and techniques; consider how institutions of public taste and conversation helped provide a common frame for the study of human… Expand
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