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Conclusion

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter raises three objections about the development of a full scientific culture and examines the modern descendants of the recursive argument method. It suggests that colleges and the ... More


India, Tibet, China, Byzantium, and Other Control Cases

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the essential elements that produced a full scientific culture in Western Europe by comparing the constituent elements in the one culture in which it developed with other ... More


Introduction

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book investigates how the recursive argument method, the actual medieval “scientific method,” was transmitted along with the college to medieval Western Europe from Classical Arabic ... More


Afterword

Alice Jenkins

in Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain 1815-1850

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209927
eISBN:
9780191706431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209927.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book describes a very particular moment in the history of British scientific culture. The interactions of literature and science ... More


Introduction

Alice Jenkins

in Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain 1815-1850

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209927
eISBN:
9780191706431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209927.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which is an interdisciplinary study of British literary and scientific culture in the first half of the 19th ... More


Science, System, and the Sexual Body: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines George Meredith's novel The Ordeal of Richard Feverel and its relevance to discourses concerning sexuality and fears of precocious development in childhood in England during the ... More


The Paradox of Scientific Authority: The Role of Scientific Advice in Democracies

Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, and Ruud Hendriks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026581
eISBN:
9780262258609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Today, scientific advice is asked for (and given) on questions ranging from stem-cell research to genetically modified food, and yet it often seems that the more urgently scientific advice is ... More


Three Cultures of MRI: Local Practices and Global Designs

Amit Prasad

in Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026956
eISBN:
9780262322065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 5 – the last chapter – explores a particular technocultural dominant in each of the three nations studied, arguing that, to better understand the contextual characteristics of a culture, we ... More


Interdisciplinary Hauntings: The Ghostly World of Naturecultures

Banu Subramaniam (ed.)

in Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038655
eISBN:
9780252096594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter illustrates how scientific culture is not, in fact, a “culture of no culture.” Rather, it argues that categories of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation were ... More


Digging Deeper into the Why: Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change Skepticism Among Scientists

Myanna Lahsen

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Based on ethnographic and archival research focused on U.S. climate science politics since the early 1990s, this chapter analyzes “contrarian” and more moderate, mainstream critics of the science ... More


Prediction, Prophecy, and Scientific Culture

in Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226019680
eISBN:
9780226019703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226019703.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that men of science built a spectrum of knowledge that connected the most prestigious and impressive kinds of prediction, in astronomy, with other lesser investigations in order ... More


Germany and Weimar Berlin as the City of Science

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the ideals and realities of Weimar scientific culture and their impact on the economic, political, and philosophical writings of Michael Polanyi. Faced by the increasing ... More


Introduction

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.6
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Pierre-Louis Baudry des Lozières' essay entitled “A Memoir on Animal Cotton; or, The Insect Fly-Carrier,” was composed at a pivotal moment in the history of the Atlantic world. Through his meticulous ... More


Natural History and the Victorian Tourist: From Landscapes to Rock-Pools

Aileen Fyfe (ed.)

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487267
eISBN:
9780226487298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the scientific values of tourism guidebooks and handbooks in Victorian England. It shows the connection among locality, textuality and visualization in popular encounters with ... More


Toward a Taxonomy of Scientific Replication

Ayelet Shavit and Aaron M. Ellison

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter suggests a taxonomy of the concept of replication that can be used to build bridges among different research cultures in the biological sciences—lab or field-based; observational or ... More


The Price of Profits

in Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306254
eISBN:
9780226306261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses the risks of the movement toward academic commercialism. It highlights the incompatibilities between marketplace mores and integrity, collegiality, and other valued attributes ... More


Growing the Tree of Science: Homi Bhabha and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Indira Chowdhury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466900
eISBN:
9780199087211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466900.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book is about one of the premier scientific institutions of modern India—the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) founded by the physicist Homi Bhabha in 1945. In a critical departure ... More


Hologram Secrets

Sean F. Johnston

in Holograms: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter returns to professional cultures, which became increasingly covert and interdependent after the Second World War. It focuses on postwar environments in which innovators and audiences for ... More


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