Science incarnate : historical embodiments of natural knowledge (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Science incarnate : historical embodiments of natural knowledge

Author: Christopher Lawrence; Steven Shapin
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We have specific images of the kinds of bodies that house great minds. Focusing on the 17th century to the present, this book examines how intellectuals have sought to establish the value and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Seele-Leib-Problem
Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Lawrence; Steven Shapin
ISBN: 0226470121 9780226470122 0226470148 9780226470146
OCLC Number: 37373592
Description: vii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the body of knowledge / Steven Shapin and Christopher Lawrence --
The philosopher and the chicken: on the dietetics of disembodied knowledge / Steven Shapin --
A mechanical microcosm: bodily passions, good manners, and Cartesian mechanism / Peter Dear --
Regeneration: the body of natural philosophers in Restoration England / Simon Schaffer --
Isaac Newton: Lucatello Professor of Mathematics / Rob Iliffe --
Medical minds, surgical bodies: corporeality and the doctors / Christopher Lawrence --
A calculus of suffering: Ada Lovelace and the bodily constraints on women's knowledge in early Victorian England / Alison Winter --
I could have retched all night: Charles Darwin and his body / Janet Browne --
Exercising the student body: mathematics and athleticism in Victorian Cambridge / Andrew Warwick.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Lawrence and Steven Shapin.
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