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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 triumph of Christ over Julian: prodigies, miracles and providence

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter is about God’s providential management of his creation. The chapter examines the origins of Warburton’s Julian (1751). Warburton’s study of the fourth-century failed rebuild the Temple ... More


The religion of the first ages: primitivism and the primitive Church

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter illustrates how the history of the early Christian church was not an abstruse subject during the eighteenth century but a topical one. For the primitive church remained the standard for ... 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


Unlimited Science: The Endless Transformation of Nature in Bacon and Shakespeare’s <i>The Tempest</i>

Mickaël Popelard

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Mickaël Popelard provides a different and complementary interpretation of The Tempest. He explores the early modern concept of infinity in relation to the transformation of nature. Doing so, he takes ... 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


Philosophy-lectures or the Sermon on the Mount: Samuel Clarke and the Trinity

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter concerns God’s nature. It focuses especially on the Christological debates between Daniel Waterland and his era’s most influential Christologically heterodox polemical divine, Samuel ... More


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