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The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Howard Marchitello

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The reassessment of the ‘two cultures’ of art and science has been one of the most urgent areas of research in literary and historical studies over the last fifteen years. The early modern period is ... More


Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts in the Early Modern Era

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The sharp medieval distinction between philosophy and the mechanical arts began to erode in the fifteenth century, in part because technical knowledge became increasingly important to political ... More


Setting the Scene

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Introduces the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and its commentarial tradition as seen within the context of traditional Indian thought and modern Indological studies, highlighting the specific theological and ... More


Introduction: The Culture of Spectacle

Al Coppola

in The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190269715
eISBN:
9780190269739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269715.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

This project offers a fresh perspective on a familiar thread of anti-modern discourse that runs through Enlightenment culture. Plays that satirized experimental philosophy offered critiques of the ... More


Baroque Science

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents a radically new perspective on the study of early modern science. Instead of the triumph of reason and rationality and the celebration of the discoveries and breakthroughs of the ... More


Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More


Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist

Ruth Glasner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735861
eISBN:
9780191799822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gersonides (Levi ben Gershom) was a highly original Jewish philosopher, scientist, and biblical exegete, active in Provence in the first half of the fourteenth century. The book focuses on his work ... More


Descartes and Cartesianism: Essays in Honour of Desmond Clarke

Stephen Gaukroger and Catherine Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198779643
eISBN:
9780191824692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This collection of essays from leading specialists of the philosophical and scientific writings of Descartes explores not only Descartes’ own writings but also those of his immediate successors and ... More


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