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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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

Pieter Dhondt, Ghent University

Starting from the bicentenary of Helsinki University in 1840 and finishing with the opening of the University of Iceland in 1911, this volume analyses the importance of university jubilees in Northern Europe for the development of Scandinavist ideas.
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Volume: 
25/4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004216945
E-ISBN: 
9789004218307
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Tom McInally, University of Aberdeen

This book deals with an area of Scotland’s intellectual history which previously has been neglected. The alumni of the Scots Colleges abroad gave a distinctive Catholic voice to the Enlightenment with major achievements in Arts, Architecture and scientific experimentation.
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Volume: 
24/3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004214262
E-ISBN: 
9789004214620
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Edited by Alison D. Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland, Sven Dupré, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Free University of Berlin, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, and Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence

Marking the anniversary of the telescope’s invention, these collected essays highlight a number of significant historical episodes concerning this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Man’s thinking about his position – literally and philosophically – in the universe.
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Volume: 
23/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004211506
E-ISBN: 
9789004214613
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Zur Shalev, University of Haifa

This book examines the scholarly genre of 'geographia sacra' in early modern Europe, tracing its contours, the outlooks and concerns of its practitioners, as well as the intersections of religion and geography in an age that saw dramatic revolutions in both fields.
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Volume: 
21/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004209350
E-ISBN: 
9789004209381
Publication date: 
October 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Roger Ariew, University of South Florida

Descartes among the Scholastics touches on topics shared by Cartesian and late scholastic philosophy: matter and form, causation, infinity, place, time, void, and motion; the substance of the heavens; principles of metaphysics (unity, principle of individuation, truth and falsity).
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Volume: 
20/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207240
E-ISBN: 
9789004207288
Publication date: 
June 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Luuc Kooijmans, University of Amsterdam. Translated by Diane Webb

Until well into the nineteenth century, Frederik Ruysch enjoyed international fame as an anatomist. He owed his renown to a preparation method that greatly aided early-modern scientists in their exploration of the human body and transformed dissection from a messy business into a widely admired art.
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Volume: 
18
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187849
E-ISBN: 
9789004188563
Publication date: 
December 2010
€144,00
$172.00

Louise Hill Curth, University of Winchester

This book is about medical beliefs and practices for animals in early modern England. Although there are numerous texts on the subject of human health, this is the first and only text to focus exclusively on animals during this period.
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Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004179950
E-ISBN: 
9789047444251
Publication date: 
November 2009
€96,00
$115.00

Edited by Horst Nowacki, TU Berlin and Wolfgang Lefèvre, Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

The design, construction and fabrication of complex two- and three-dimensional shapes in civil and naval architecture have always been a particularly demanding part of the art of engineering. This volume presents a comparative knowledge history in these two distinct branches of construction...
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Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004173453
E-ISBN: 
9789047426912
Publication date: 
June 2009
€127,00
$153.00

Edited by Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, Mara Miniati, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, and Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland

These selected studies on sixteenth and eighteenth centuries European collections of scientific instruments, which were part of the princely ‘wunderkammern’, delineate an up-to-date-panorama about the formation of the most important museums of the history of science.
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Volume: 
10/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004172708
E-ISBN: 
9789047426172
Publication date: 
January 2009
€127,00
$153.00

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