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Inventing human science : eighteenth-century domains

Author: Christopher Fox; Roy Porter; Robert Wokler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The human sciences,including psychology, anthropology and social theory, are widely held to have been born during the 18th century. This study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Fox; Roy Porter; Robert Wokler
ISBN: 0520200101 9780520200104
OCLC Number: 32238097
Description: xv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: how to prepare a noble savage : the spectacle of human science / Christopher Fox --
Anthropology and conjectural history in the Enlightenment / Robert Wokler --
Medical science and human science in the Enlightenment / Roy Porter --
The language of human nature / Roger Smith --
The gaze of natural history / Phillip Sloan --
Sex and gender / Ludmilla Jordanova --
Remaking the science of mind : psychology as natural science / Gary Hatfield --
The Enlightenment science of society / David Carrithers --
The non-normal sciences : survivals of Renaissance thought in the eighteenth century / Gloria Flaherty --
Political economy : the desire and needs of present and future generations / Sylvana Tomaselli --
The Enlightenment science of politics / Robert Wokler.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler.
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"Deserves our attentive reading on three counts. It is, first, an object lesson in how collections should be assembled; second, an important contribution to 18th Century / Enlightenment studies; and Read more...

 
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