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Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy

Raymond Flood

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on Lord Kelvin's collaboration with Peter Guthrie Tait. Probably the most influential legacy of their collaboration on ‘heavy mathematical work’ was the production in 1867 of The ... More


Music and the Making of Modern Science

Peter Pesic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music played a significant role in the making of modern science. In ancient Greek natural philosophy, music formed the earthly meeting place between numbers and perception. For the next two ... More


The Project of Enlightenment (Master Systems)

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers a new take on the history of science by detailing how the turn from Scholasticism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries took the form of a gradual turn to system as the ... More


Telephonic Scotland: Periphery, Hybridity, Diaspora

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter notes that in 1858 the first attempt to lay a telegraph cable between Europe and North America ended in disaster: after an initial transfer of some 700 messages, the signals faded and ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Frederickson

in The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262519
eISBN:
9780823266395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262519.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Instinct has a longer history than the comparatively modern category “sexuality”, having been first elaborated in antiquity as the binary twin to reason. Looking at instinct’s relationship to ... More


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