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Experiencing the Weather in 1703: Observation and Feelings

in British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the 1703 weather diary. The 1703 diary shows that its author poised between learned and popular cosmological traditions at the dawn of the Enlightenment. The 1703 weather diary ... More


Formulating the Transformation

in The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226735849
eISBN:
9780226735856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735856.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the subtle interlocking of erudition and empiricism in Song Yingxing's writings. It explores how Song carefully adjusted his schemes and analyzed observational method to argue ... More


Per aenigmate: Mirrors and Lenses as Cognitive Tools in upsoieval and Renaissance Europe

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

in Baroque Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the use of mirrors and lenses as cognitive tools in Europe during the medieval and renaissance periods. It analyzes the medieval and renaissance assumptions about the direct and ... More


Conclusion Leaving the Theater

in The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226735849
eISBN:
9780226735856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735856.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a conclusion on Song Yingxing. Song's polemics presented contemporary stylistic, terminological, and linguistic features, and his attitudes exhibited the sociopolitical, ... More


The Gravity of Things

Mary Jacobus

in Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gravity and language are both material and immaterial entities all at once, entities that we are not so sure about how they work. A poet’s words, as Wordsworth puts it, should be weighed in the ... More


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