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Epilogue: Some Consequences

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The final chapter gives an overview of the varieties of 18th‐century materialism, in particular Diderot's mature speculations in the Rêve de D'Alembert, the works of d'Holbach and Helvétius, and ... More


The Status of Art in the Carnets

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Joseph Joubert was not content with simple, explicit refutation, but preferred the more devious strategy of using the vocabulary of writers like Pierre-Jean Georges ... More


“Counting” in the French Medical Academy during the 1830s

Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

in Normality: A Critical Genealogy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483863
eISBN:
9780226484198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484198.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In 1837, a series of debates took place in the French Académie de Médecine. At issue was the relevance or otherwise of “numerical method” to medicine: why count and tabulate illnesses, treatments and ... More


The Appearance of the Fifth Edition

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

in The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Maradan quickly withdrew from the project, and years later than the stipulated deadline, Smits published the fifth edition, although the work was rushed into print when key figures working on it were ... More


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