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Tita Chico

in The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century connoted a sense of modernity and enlightenment, attributes that bound science to meanings in excess of its practice and consumption. The pliancy of ... More


Modest Witnesses and Eager Spectators: Engendering Enlightenment Science

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/9780190269715.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

This chapter investigates the gendering and engendering of natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century—that is, the way in which experimental natural philosophy was established as a preeminent ... More


The Spectacle of Experiment: The Politics of Virtuoso Satire in the 1670s

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/9780190269715.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

This chapter analyses the anti-virtuoso satire of the Restoration as a key site of resistance to experimental science, and particularly to the ideology of the “modest witness” that this emergent ... More


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