Scholars in Action (2 vols)

The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century

Edited by André Holenstein, University of Bern, Hubert Steinke, University of Bern and Martin Stuber, University of Bern in collaboration with Philippe Rogger

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€258,00
$324.00
ISBN13: 
9789004243903
E-ISBN: 
9789004243910
Publication Date: 
May 2013
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Hardback
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932 pp., 67 illustrations
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Edited by Bernard Lightman, York University, Gordon McOuat, University of King's College, and Larry Stewart, University of Saskatchwan

In The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China, twelve scholars examine how knowledge, things and people moved within, and between, the East and the West from the early modern period to the twentieth century.
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Volume: 
36/3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004244412
E-ISBN: 
9789004251410
Publication date: 
June 2013
€118,00
$149.00

Edited by Joella G. Yoder, University of Wisconsin

A Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Christiaan Huygens inventories all known manuscripts written by Christiaan Huygens, all letters to or from him, plus family papers at UB Leiden. It also provides complete manuscript citations for Oeuvres Complètes.
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Volume: 
35
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235649
E-ISBN: 
9789004235656
Publication date: 
May 2013
€151,00
$188.00

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.
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Volume: 
33/19
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004239531
E-ISBN: 
9789004239548
Publication date: 
October 2012
€118,00
$149.00

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.
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Volume: 
32/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004233881
E-ISBN: 
9789004236950
Publication date: 
November 2012
€123,00
$155.00

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.
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Volume: 
31/8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004225527
E-ISBN: 
9789004233164
Publication date: 
August 2012
€122,00
$147.00

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.
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Volume: 
30/7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004232181
E-ISBN: 
9789004232198
Publication date: 
June 2012
€150,00
$181.00

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.
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Volume: 
29/18
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221932
E-ISBN: 
9789004221949
Publication date: 
March 2012
€114,00
$139.00

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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Volume: 
28/6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004218703
E-ISBN: 
9789004221147
Publication date: 
June 2012
€122,00
$147.00

Alex Levine and Adriana Novoa, University of South Florida

After setting out the intellectual, cultural, and political context of the reception of Darwinism in Argentina, this book presents original translations of central texts in that reception, most of which have never before appeared in English.
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Volume: 
27/5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221369
E-ISBN: 
9789004221925
Publication date: 
January 2012
€114,00
$139.00

Hiro Hirai, Radboud University Nijmegen

Exploring Renaissance humanists’ debates on matter, life and the soul, this volume addresses the contribution of humanist culture to the evolution of early modern natural philosophy so as to shed light on the medical context of the Scientific Revolution.
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Volume: 
26/17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004218710
E-ISBN: 
9789004218727
Publication date: 
December 2011
€114,00
$139.00

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