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The moral authority of nature

Author: Lorraine Daston; Fernando Vidal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work offers an extensive account of how people have used nature to think about what counts as good, beautiful or valuable. The essays here cover a diverse array of topics including the connection of cosmic and human orders from ancient Greece to contemporary America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moral authority of nature.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003008351
(OCoLC)52091941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Daston; Fernando Vidal
ISBN: 9780226136820 0226136825
OCLC Number: 659590164
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 519 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction : doing what comes naturally / Lorraine Daston and Fernando Vidal --
Measuring authority, authoritative measures : Hesiod's Works and days / Laura M. Slatkin --
Nature in person : medieval and Renaissance allegories and emblems / Katharine Park --
Burning The fable of the bees : the incendiary authority of nature / Danielle Allen --
Attention and the values of nature in the Enlightenment / Lorraine Daston --
The erotic authority of nature : science, art, and the female during Goethe's Italian journey / Robert J. Richards --
Nature and Bildung : pedagogical naturalism in nineteenth-century Germany / Eckhardt Fuchs --
Economics, ecology, and the value of nature / Matt Price --
Trouble in the earthly paradise : the regime of nature in late medieval Christian culture / Joan Cadden --
Nature on trial : acts "against nature" in the law courts of early modern Germany and Switzerland / Helmut Puff --
Onanism, Enlightenment medicine, and the immanent justice of nature / Fernando Vidal --
Ants and the nature of nature in Auguste Forel, Erich Wasmann, and William Morton Wheeler / A.J. Lustig --
"To become as one dead" : nature and the political subject in modern Japan / Julia Adeney Thomas --
Liberation through control in the body politics of U.S. radical feminism / Michelle Murphy --
Complexio/complexion : categorizing individual natures, 1250-1600 / Valentin Groebner --
Human experimentation in the eighteenth century : natural boundaries and valid testing / Londa Schiebinger --
Nature and nation in Chinese political thought : the national essence circle in early-twentieth-century China / Fa-ti Fan --
When pollen became poison : a cultural geography of ragweed in America / Gregg Mitman --
Three roots of human recency : molecular anthropology, the refigured Acheulean, and the UNESCO response to Auschwitz / Robert N. Proctor.
Responsibility: edited by Lorraine Daston and Fernando Vidal.
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