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The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Hjalmar Fors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a book about how the modern notion of materiality was established during the period c. 1680-1760. It studies what natural philosophers engaged in chemistry and mineralogy said about phenomena ... More


Introduction:: The Edges of the Map

Hjalmar Fors

in The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides an overview of the book and maps out the central theoretical issues that it addresses. The book proceeds from a conceptual framework developed as the strong programme of the ... More


Introduction

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction situates the book in the historiography of science. It draws on current research in biography, the concept of centers of calculation, and asks what kind of work was needed to ... More


Introduction

Harald Bathelt, Francesca Golfetto, and Diego Rinallo

in Trade Shows in the Globalizing Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199643080
eISBN:
9780191779541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643080.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter provides the background, motivations, and goals of our book on trade shows in the globalizing knowledge economy. Traditionally conceived as marketing tools to support sales and direct ... More


From Curious to Ingenious Knowledge

Hjalmar Fors

in The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the influence of mechanical philosophy on chymistry during the first half of the eighteenth century. The first section of the chapter discusses the journey to England of ... More


Movement

Pablo F. Gómez

in Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630878
eISBN:
9781469630892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630878.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Caribbean spaces were nourished physically and culturally by their sea links and a vast network of terrestrial connections uniting small rural settlements and larger urban spaces like Cartagena and ... More


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