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The savant and the state : science and cultural politics in nineteenth-century France

Author: Robert Fox
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012.
Series: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science.
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"There has been a tendency to view science in nineteenth-century France as the exclusive territory of the nation's leading academic centers and the powerful Paris-based administrators who controlled them. Ministries and the great savants and institutions of the capital seem to have defined the field, while historians have ignored or glossed over traditions on the periphery of science. In The Savant and the State,  Read more...
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Fox, Robert, 1938-
Savant and the state.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011048390
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fox
ISBN: 9781421408781 1421408783
OCLC Number: 821735548
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""CHAPTER 1 Science and the New Order""; ""The Return of the Bourbons""; ""Patronage, Authority, and the Profession of Science""; ""Science and the Industrial Age""; ""A Philosophy for the Times: The Roots of Positivism""; ""CHAPTER 2 Voices on the Periphery""; ""Academies and Societies""; ""The Devotee: Nature, Learning, and Locality""; ""Science and Decentralization""; ""The Triumph of the Center""; ""CHAPTER 3 Science, Bureaucracy, and the Empire""; ""The Trials of Academic Science""; ""Education, Industry, and the Imperial State"" ""The Bureaucracy of Learning""""The Roots of Academic Reform""; ""CHAPTER 4 Science, Philosophy, and the Culture of Secularism""; ""The Midcentury: Conformity and Dissent in French Philosophy""; ""The Nature of Life: Pasteur�Pouchet Revisited""; ""The Radical Synthesis and Its Enemies""; ""A Faith for the Age: The Religion of Humanity""; ""CHAPTER 5 Science for All""; ""Fashioning the Audience""; ""Masters of the Mass Market: Flammarion and Figuier""; ""The Spoken Word""; ""Broader Audiences, Bigger Stakes""; ""CHAPTER 6 The Public Face of Republican Science"" ""The Savant at War and Peace""""Countercurrents: Science in the Catholic Tradition""; ""The Republic of the Savants""; ""Fin de Si�cle: From Inspiration to Anxiety""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix A: The French System of Education and Research""; ""Appendix B: Exchange Rates and Incomes in Nineteenth-Century France""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliographical Note""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Z""; ""Illustrations for following page""
Series Title: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science.
Responsibility: Robert Fox.

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This debate, Fox argues, became a contest for the hearts and minds of the French citizenry.  Read more...

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In writing a history of science and cultural politics in nineteenth-century France, Fox has achieved a formidable and admirable synthesis. -- Mary Jo Nye * Metascience * Such a bold undertaking would Read more...

 
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