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Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Mark Harrison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the consequences of commercial and imperial expansion for British medicine between roughly 1660 and 1830. It pays particular attention to the development of medical ideas and ... More


Babylonian Epistemology in History

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the important role of Babylonian epistemology in history. While the Babylonians shared the aims of modern philosophers, they never abandoned the primacy of the texts, and ... More


Empirical Knowledge and the Reform of Society, 1864–1872

ERIK GRIMMER-SOLEM

in The Rise of Historical Economics and Social Reform in Germany 1864-1894

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260416
eISBN:
9780191717369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260416.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

This chapter evaluates the closely related ascent of a new historical-statistical empiricism and social reform. It explores the strong links between empiricism, statistics, and historical scholarship ... More


The Failure of Empiricism and The Failure of Empiricism and How the Agents Addressed It

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes how agents' experiences on the ground in the Middle East strengthened their antiempirical disposition. In particular, their orientalist vision cast the region as a land of ... More


Conclusion

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Conclusion emphasizes the importance of Britain's tropical colonies in the reform of British medicine. Although colonial practitioners portrayed themselves and their practices as distinct from ... More


Introduction

Sandra M. Den Otter

in British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Late 19th-century idealism has long been regarded as a strange and alien episode in the history of British thought and culture. However, J. S. Mill retained his formidable stature and idealism was at ... More


Sapere Aude

Butterwick Richard

in Poland’s Last King and English Culture

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207016
eISBN:
9780191677441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207016.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The second half of the 18th century witnessed the flowering of experimental science in Poland, but empiricism did not vanquish superstition and scholasticism unaided or overnight. Sarmatian ... More


Conclusion

Meghan K. Roberts

in Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226384115
eISBN:
9780226384252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384252.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book has argued that Enlightenment savants flaunted their seemingly idyllic family lives as a way to model themselves as virtuous public figures. Rather than shuttering themselves in their ... More


The Challenge of New Philosophies

Ulrich L. Lehner

in Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595129
eISBN:
9780191729096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines how the German Benedictines actively engaged in dialogue with modern philosophy. At the center of this dialogue was the University of Salzburg, a Benedictine institution, where ... More


Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Paul Kleber Monod

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are known as the Age of Enlightenment, a time of science and reason. This book reveals the surprising extent to which Newton, Boyle, Locke, and other ... More


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