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Praxis: Delusions of a Disordered Mind?

William R. Newman

in Newton the Alchemist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Newton's Praxis, which has been described as his most important alchemical text. A preliminary reading of the text quickly leads one to sympathize with Westfall's claim that ... More


Active Matter

Mathias Grote

in Membranes to Molecular Machines: Active Matter and the Remaking of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226625157
eISBN:
9780226625294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625294.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter comprises a detailed case history on the emergence of what was to become a model of a molecular “pump,” the photoactive protein bacteriorhodopsin. The surge of research on this brand-new ... More


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