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Organic Enlightenment

Meghan K. Roberts

in Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226384115
eISBN:
9780226384252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384252.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Even savants without biological children could practice sentimental paternalism. In the last decades of the eighteenth century, Antoine Lavoisier invested time and money into his experimental farm at ... More


Languages of Science and Revolution

in Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720784
eISBN:
9780226720852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720852.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is concerned with the relations among sensibility, system-building, and revolution. The chapter studies two related disputes about language: the controversy surrounding Antoine Lavoisier ... More


A Chemical Couple

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a portrait of Antoine Lavoisier and his wife, painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1788, in which Lavoisier presents himself as a dignified scientist. While the untidy desk of an ... More


Conversations on Chemistry: Talk about Phlogiston in the Coffee House Society, 1780–1787

Jan Golinski

in Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515302
eISBN:
9780191705694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter explores the Society's informed debates surrounding issues of chemistry and natural philosophy in the 1780s. It details the discussions on the role of phlogiston, an entity invoked by ... More


Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment

Jessica Riskin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720784
eISBN:
9780226720852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Empiricism today implies the dispassionate scrutiny of facts. But in the French Enlightenment, empiricism was intimately bound up with sensibility. In what this book calls a “sentimental empiricism,” ... More


Retail Realism, the Individuation of Theoretical Entities, and the Case of the Muriatic Radical

Jonathon Hricko

in Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Retail realists advocate abandoning wholesale arguments, which concern the reality of theoretical entities in general, and embracing retail arguments, which concern the reality of particular kinds of ... More


Introduction

Frederic Lawrence Holmes

in Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085402
eISBN:
9780300129663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085402.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The main goal of this volume is to follow, in as full detail as the surviving documents and the memories of the participants permit, the investigative program that led Meselson and Stahl to perform ... More


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