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John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematician John Pell was a member of the Royal Society and one of the generation of scientists that included Boyle, Wren, and Hooke. Although he left a huge body of manuscript materials, he ... More


London, 1638–1643

Noel Malcolm

in John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter chronicles the life of John Pell in London from 1638 to 1643. The impetus for Pell's move to London, which appears to have started at the beginning of 1638, came very much from Hartlib, ... More


Textual introduction

Noel Malcolm

in John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

An overview of John Pell's correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish is presented here. These documents survived in such a near-complete state due to the methodical nature of John Pell, who preserved ... More


The correspondence

Noel Malcolm

in John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The letters between John Pell and Sir Charles Cavendish are presented. There are 115 letters in all and are dated from June 1641 to October 1651.


The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The title of this book translates one of the many ways in which Lucretius names the basic matter from which the world is made in De rerum natura. For Lucretius, and in the strain of thought following ... More


Some Rival Systems

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238811
eISBN:
9780191716492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238811.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

While some 17th-century critics of Epicureanism, including Margaret Cavendish, focused on the impossibility of a structured and orderly world emerging from the purposeless collision of atoms, other ... More


Cambridge University

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William entered Trinity College in 1881, enrolled for the Mathematical Tripos, and was accepted by its principal private tutor, Edward Routh. He studied little else, won several college prizes, and ... More


“Honest Margaret Newcastle”: Law and Desire in Margaret Cavendish’s Romances

Melissa E. Sanchez

in Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754755
eISBN:
9780199896912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754755.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Milton Studies

Chapter Seven considers what happens to Sidneian ideals of resistance after the civil wars and regicide illustrated their logical extreme. The chapter offers a new reading of Margaret Cavendish’s ... More


Materialism from Hobbes to Locke

Stewart Duncan

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197613009
eISBN:
9780197613030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197613009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Are human beings purely material creatures, or is there something else to them, an immaterial part that does some (or all) of the thinking, and might even be able to outlive the death of the body? ... More


Thomas Hobbes

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines Thomas Hobbes’ views on witchcraft. In the second chapter of his Leviathan he made an apparently fleeting reference to the subject of witchcraft. Another well-known Hobbesian ... More


Chronic and Abnormal Grief: Queen Victoria, Lady Frederick Cavendish, and Emma Haden

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses chronic and obsessive grief that was rare among 19th century families. These reactions to deaths are seen as extreme responses to death which took place in extraordinary and ... More


Bad Deaths, Sudden Deaths, and Suicides

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sudden deaths were deemed as bad deaths by Christian standards because they do not allow time for spiritual preparation and repentance for sins committed in life, while suicides are seen as terrible ... More


Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Remembering Wolsey seeks to contribute to our understanding of historical memory and memorialization bexamining in detail the posthumous commemoration and representation of Thomas Wolsey, the ... More


Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century

Frederique Ait-Touati

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226011226
eISBN:
9780226011240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In today's academe, the fields of science and literature are considered unconnected, one relying on raw data and fact, the other focusing on fiction. During the period between the Renaissance and the ... More


Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Hero Chalmers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book begins from the premise that when Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle, published her first printed work in 1653, she ushered in a new, more openly assertive and generically diverse ... More


The Golden Calf

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Chapter 6 looks in depth at the Astaires’ two major collaborations with George and Ira Gershwin, Lady, Be Good! in 1924 and Funny Face in 1926. The New York and London productions of each show are ... More


Frater, Ave atque Vale

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The inaptly titled (as it proved to be) Smiles of 1930 is the subject of this chapter. Despite its promise as a Ziegfeld production and its glamorous cast, which included Marilyn Miller, it failed ... More


By Myself

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Fred and Adele appeared on stage together for the last time in The Band Wagon by Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz, and George S. Kaufman. Unlike Smiles, the production was backed by a creative team, ... More


Constraints on Hypothetical Interactions from the Casimir Effect

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Many extensions to the Standard Model of elementary particles predict the existence of long-range interactions between neutral macrobodies in addition to Newtonian gravity. This chapter summarizes ... More


A Summary Biography of Hobbes 1

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247141
eISBN:
9780191597992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247145.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Offers an introduction to Hobbes's life, paying special attention to his family background, his education, his relations with his employers (the Cavendish family), and his connections with the ... More


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