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Science and beliefs : from natural philosophy to natural science, 1700-1900

Author: David M Knight; Matthew Eddy
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Knight; Matthew Eddy
ISBN: 0754639967 9780754639961
OCLC Number: 55000913
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Science and beliefs, David M. Knight. Part I Beliefs Within Science: The metaphysics of science in the Romantic era, Barry Gower; Rearranging 17th-century natural history into natural philosophy: 18th-century editions of Boyle's works, Harriet Knight; Boundary work: 'national quarrels and party factions' in 18th-century British botany, Susan McMahon; Sociability, utility and curiosity in the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, 1710-60, Michael Honeybone; Set in stone: medicine and the vocabulary of the earth in 18th-century Scotland, Matthew D. Eddy; Scientific servicemen in the Royal Navy and the professionalisation of science, 1816-55, Randolph Cock; Expertise and Christianity: high standards versus the free market in popular publishing, Aileen Fyfe. Part II Beliefs Underlying Science: Darwinian 'becoming' and early 19th-century historiography: the cases of Jules Michelet and Thomas Carlyle, Richard Somerset; Charles Darwin: a Christian undermining Christianity?, Momme von Sydow; Michael Faraday meets the 'high-priestess of God's works': a romance on the theme of science and religion, Geoffrey Cantor; An 'open clash between Science and the Church'?: Wilberforce, Huxley and Hooker on Darwin at the British Association, Oxford, 1860, Frank A.J.L. James; The invention of altruism: August Comte's Positive Polity and respectable unbelief in Victorian Britain, Thomas Dixon; The radiometer and its lessons: William Carpenter versus William Crookes, William H. Brock; From science to the popularisation of science: the career of J. Arthur Thomson, Peter J. Bowler. Conclusion: concluding reflections, John H. Brooke. Index.
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Knight, Matthew Eddy.
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'As a whole, this collection of essays gives interesting insight into the current state of studies in 'Science and Religion'.' Nuncius 'It was a pleasure to read this book.' Ambix

 
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