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f i v e The Universal Natural History The Purposiveness of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s second book, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755). Section 1 describes the context of the book and Kant’s critique of static and anthropocentric ... More


f o u r f o u r The Conversion to Newton

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s studies from 1754 to 1757, the application of his dynamic perspectives to fire, tides, the Earth’s rotation, climate, winds, and earthquakes. Section 1 surveys the ... More


Hume's Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whatever the merits of the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise, it may be argued that there remain significant puzzles and problems relating to the coherence of Hume's aim to discredit and ... More


Four Dissertations

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The four dissertations which Andrew Millar accepted for publication had probably been composed between 1749 and 1751, after David Hume's return from Turin and before he plunged into active ... More


Fatal Latitudes: The Poetics of West Indian “Improvement” in Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, arguing that his book modifies the basic emblematic techniques at the heart of Hans Sloane's Voyage to... Jamaica. The Natural ... More


The Culmination of his Art: Tu rostro mañana

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is in two sections and offers a synthesis of the conclusions of the book and relates them to Marías's penultimate and longest novel, Tu rostro mañana. Hence, the first section of the ... More


“A Vision of the Future”:: The New Museum Idea and Display Reform, 1890–1915

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between the 1890s and the 1910s, a young generation of reformers inspired by a transnational movement known as “the New Museum Idea” agreed that natural history museums had a social responsibility to ... More


The Drama of the Diorama, 1910–1935

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Habitat dioramas proliferated in American natural history museums in the 1910s, 1920s, and early 1930s, transforming the social and political dynamics of museum halls. Initially, curators, ... More


Beyond Comparison: M. Sergius, Fortunae Victor

Mary Beagon

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The only extant written account of the remarkable exploits of M. Sergius Silus, is to be found halfway through book 7 of Pliny's Natural History. If we think of book 7 as falling into three main ... More


Strauss on Locke and the Law of Nature

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Lockean form of modernity was generally more attractive than the Machiavellian and far more successful. Locke appealed to what seemed a version of traditional natural law and cast his argument in ... More


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

Ann Thomson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Examining the development of a secular, purely material conception of human beings in the early Enlightenment, this book provides a fresh perspective on the intellectual culture of this period, and ... More


The Count's Degenerate America

in Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226169149
eISBN:
9780226169194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169194.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon argued that all animals in the New World were degenerate—smaller, and less robust—than those found in the Old World. But it was hardly the fault of these New World ... More


Materials and Methods

Taisoo Park

in Taxonomy and Distribution of the Calanoid Copepod Family Heterorhabdidae

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098428
eISBN:
9780520916029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098428.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines specimens picked from the Isaacs–Kidd midwater trawl (IKMT) samples selected from the collections available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). It notes that ... More


Building Mr. Bell’s Museum

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the birth of the Minnesota Natural History Museum. The museum at the zoology building was full due to the large dioramas. Unfortunately for Thomas Sandler Roberts, the state ... More


Emerson’s Memory Loss

Christopher Hanlon

in Emerson's Memory Loss: Originality, Communality, and the Late Style

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190842529
eISBN:
9780190842550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842529.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Emerson’s 1870–71 lecture series Natural History of Intellect, which formed as Emerson’s experience of memory loss became profound, and registers its author’s shifting protocols ... More


Establishing the American Paleolithic, 1872–1881

David J. Meltzer

in The Great Paleolithic War: How Science Forged an Understanding of America's Ice Age Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293226
eISBN:
9780226293363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293363.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1872, Charles Abbott started finding artifacts in Delaware River gravels at Trenton, NJ, similar to European paleoliths. That discovery caught the eye of Harvard's Frederic Putnam, who provided ... More


The Cardinal Hour

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the final years of Thomas Sadler Roberts, who held the post of director of the Minnesota Natural History Museum until his death. At nearly eighty-two, Roberts no longer moved ... More


Brussels: Fieldwork in a Metropolitan Museum

Raf de Bont

in Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226141879
eISBN:
9780226141909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141909.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter challenges the assumption that the natural history museums of around 1900 were dusty, old-fashioned centers of accumulation and cataloguing. The chapter argues that, by setting up ... More


: Chris Humphries, Cladistics, and Connections

David M. Williams, Kåre Bremer, and Sandra Knapp

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

By way of introduction, this short piece describes a few subjects that attracted Chris Humphries's attention during his thirty-plus years as botanist and systematist. These include botanical ... More


This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Michael J. Lannoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The golden age of field biology in North America lasted from the last half of the nineteenth century until perhaps just after the Second World War. During this time, natural history surveys were ... More


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