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Scenes from Professional Life: Medicine, Moral Conduct, and Interconnectedness in Middlemarch

Margaret Pelling

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the contemporary significance of Middlemarch, a book written by George Eliot. The main focus has been on scientific ideas or research, or medicine in its public aspect. Still in ... More


The Evolution of the Evolutionary Epic

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the use of evolutionary epic in popularizing science in Victorian England. It analyzes the works of David Page, Arabella Buckley, Edward Clodd, and Grant Allen, who adapted ... More


Another Visit to Epistemography

Peter Dear

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

An observation of David Mermin's provides us with the occasion to clarify a little more the idea of “epistemography.” Mermin writes: “Peter Dear's remark that ‘modern scientific beliefs are in fact ... More


Ideological Hesitancy in Spain 1700-1750

Ivy L. McClelland

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230977
eISBN:
9781846317323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317323
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines several aspects of Spain's polemical Age of Reason, in particular the uncertain shifts in scientific ideas, the developing confusion of philosophical attitudes, the controversial ... More


Before “the Economy”

Margaret Schabas

in The Natural Origins of Economics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226735696
eISBN:
9780226735719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735719.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the natural origins of economics and proposes the thesis of the denaturalization of the economic order. It evaluates the claims of leading classical economists in relation to ... More


Conclusion: The Legacy of the Sentimental Empiricists

in Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720784
eISBN:
9780226720852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720852.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The claims of sentimental empiricists have shaped the understanding of the Enlightenment, the Revolution, French culture, and the history and nature of modern science. They have seen the Revolution ... More


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