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Edited by André Holenstein, University of Bern, Hubert Steinke, University of Bern and Martin Stuber, University of Bern in collaboration with Philippe Rogger
In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.
Ilse N. Bulhof
Using Darwin's The Origin of Species as a casepoint, this book shows that the language of scientists does remain language and that a skilful use of its rhetorical and poetic aspects often determines the 'facts' and the transmission of information.
Edited by Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Radboud University Nijmegen, Sander W. de Boer, University of Groningen, and Cees Leijenhorst, Radboud University Nijmegen
Psychology and the Other Disciplines looks at how Aristotelian psychology developed from the medieval to the early modern period, by studying its interactions with the other philosophical disciplines, medicine, and theology.
Karel Davids, VU University Amsterdam
In Religion, Technology, and the Great and Little Divergences Karel Davids analyses the influence of religious contexts on technological change in China and Europe between c.700 and 1800.
Edited by Gad Freudenthal
Heather Ellis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
This book argues that growing tensions between students and the university authorities were crucial in determining the introduction of key reforms such as competitive examination and a uniform syllabus at Oxford against the background of the American and French Revolutions.
Paul Richard Blum, Loyola University Maryland
In Studies in Early Modern Aristotelianism Paul Richard Blum shows the Aristotelian profile of modern philosophy. Philosophy, sciences mathematics, metaphysics and theology under Jesuit leadership mark the difference of subject-centered modernity from ‘teachable’ school philosophy.
Translated with Introduction and Notes by Wilbur Applebaum, Illinois Institute of Technology
This text by Jeremiah Horrocks is his accurate prediction and the first observation of a significant astronomical event, and his analysis and comments on the changing nature and pactices of astronomy between Galileo and Newton in the 17th century.
Edited by Gideon Manning, California Institute of Technology
Bringing together an international team of historians of science and philosophy to discuss the fate of matter and form, this volume shows how disputes about matter and form spurred innovation as well as conservatism in early modern science and philosophy.
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