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Vienna in the age of uncertainty : science, liberalism, and private life

Author: Deborah R Coen
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the vital and varied roles of science through the story of three generations of the eminent Exner family, whose members included Nobel Prize - winning biologist Karl Frisch, the teachers of  Read more...

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Named Person: Exner family.; Exner (Famiglia)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah R Coen
ISBN: 9780226111728 0226111725
OCLC Number: 799788171
Description: xi, 380 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a scientific dynasty --
The mind set free : preparing a liberal society in the 1840s --
In the stream of the world : coming of age in the 1860s --
Memory images : models of reason in the liberal age --
The pigtail of the nineteenth century : determinism in the 1880s --
Afterlife : inheritance at the fin de siècle --
The education of the normal eye : visual learning circa 1900 --
Citizens of the most probable state : the politics of learning, 1908 --
Into the open : measuring uncertainty, 1900-1918 --
The irreplaceable eye : visual statistics, 1914-1926 --
Conclusion : a family's legacy --
Appendix : the Exner-Frisch family tree --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Deborah R. Coen.

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"A lucid and erudite account of a complex cultural phenomenon that will be of use to both historians of science and students of Austrian culture." (American Historical Review) "An important Read more...

 
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