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Lavinia's Foreword

Annibal Guasco (ed.)

in Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the translation of Lavinia's Foreword, which is significant because it is the only place in Guasco's text where we hear Lavinia's voice speaking directly. Written in response to ... More


The Political Economy of Sir Thomas Smith

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines mid-sixteenth-century discussions of the idea of the commonwealth, with reference to the writings of the statesman and jurist Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77). Through a discussion of ... More


Dying to Know Descartes

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Rene Descartes as an epistemologist. Descartes has become the villain in the drama of Western epistemology. His epistemological propping of his science became deeply important ... More


Volume Editor's Introduction

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706–1749), challenged all expectations about a woman's place and function in European elite society in the first half of the ... More


Discourse on Happiness

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the complete Discourse on Happiness, the first of Marquise Du Châtelet's writings to receive a critical edition and to be issued as a paperback. Du Châtelet must have written ... More


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