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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.
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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: 1. Science and beliefs / David M. Knight --
2. The metaphysics of science in the romantic era / Barry Gower --
3. Rearranging seventeenth-century natural history into natural philosophy : eighteenth-century editions of Boyle's works / Harriet Knight --
4. Boundary work : 'national quarrels and party factions' in eighteenth-century British botany / Susan McMahon --
5. Sociability, utility and curiosity in the Spalding gentlemen's society, 1710-1760 / Michael Honeybone --
6. Set in stone : medicine and the vocabulary of the Earth in eighteenth-century Scotland / Matthew D. Eddy --
7. Scientific servicemen in the Royal Navy and the professionalisation of science, 1816-1855 / Randolph Cock --
8. Expertise and Christianity : high standards versus the free market in popular publishing / Aileen Fyfe --
9. Darwinian 'becoming' and early nineteenth-century historiography : the cases of Jules Michelet and Thomas Carlyle / Richard Somerset --
10. Charles Darwin : a Christian undermining Christianity? / Momme von Sydow --
11. Michael Faraday meets the 'high-priestess of God's works' : a romance on the theme of science and religion / Geoffrey Cantor --
12. 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 --
13. The invention of altruism : August Comte's Positive polity and respectable unbelief in Victorian Britain / Thomas Dixon --
14. The radiometer and its lessons : William Carpenter versus William Crookes / William H. Brock --
15. From science to the popularization of science : the career of J. Arthur Thomson / Peter J. Bowler --
16. Concluding reflections / John H. Brooke.
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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