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Species and the Birth of Modern Science

John S. Wilkins

in Species: A History of the Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the revival of the neo-Platonic view of classification after the Renaissance period. It examines the assumption of the Great Chain of Being and the contributions of the ... More


Reason and Power in Benjamin Franklin's Political Thought⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter describes the mainsprings of Benjamin Franklin's political thought and action. The consequences of the conception of the universe as a “Great Chain of Being” for Franklin's understanding ... More


Of Animal Heads and Animal Tales

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Animals played significant roles in Gall’s research program, in which he viewed humans as merely having more complex and better developed brains. Studying lowly animals, barnyard animals, wild ... More


The Carolina Grand Model

Thomas D. Wilson

in The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628905
eISBN:
9781469626307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628905.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the Grand Model for the Province of Carolina. The term “Grand Model” was sometimes used to refer to the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina. At other times the term was used ... More


Medieval Yearnings: A Catholicism for Whites in Nineteenth-Century Southern Literature

Thomas F. Haddox

in Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The planter as kindly lord of the manor is a familiar trope in nineteenth-century southern literature — pastoral and paternalist are the standard adjectives used to describe ... More


The Nature of Soul, or Is It Just Nature?

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Gall wanted to develop a science based on what could be observed and felt—one devoid of metaphysics. Unlike Descartes, whose separation of the soul and the physical body was still very influential, ... More


. An Emperor and His Descendants

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which the natural history of Greece and Rome is preserved by the Arab conquerors of the Middle East until such time as it can be retranslated into Latin by scholars visiting the libraries in ... More


An Emerging Theory

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Gall built a successful practice after obtaining his medical degree in 1785. He lived in a fashionable part of Vienna and in 1790 married Katharina Leisler, who he knew from Strasbourg. He published ... More


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