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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Volume 139 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains thirteen lectures in the humanities and social sciences delivered at the British Academy in 2005. Subject matter ranges from ... More


Useful Knowledge: Isaiah Berlin Lecture

MARILYN STRATHERN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses useful knowledge, yet it also acknowledges the fact that there may be something gained from uselessness. Three kinds of uselessness are encountered during this chapter: ... More


John Dewey, Participatory Democracy, and University-Community Partnerships

Robert Innes, Leigh Gilchrist, Susan Friedman, and Kristen Tompkins

in Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268795
eISBN:
9780823272518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The educational philosophy of John Dewey and the contemporary constructivist learning theories that have evolved from his pragmatist perspective provide a foundation for guiding efforts to introduce ... More


Consolidation of the Discourse: Science, State, and Virtue in the 1860s

M. Alper Yalçinkaya

in Learned Patriots: Debating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226184203
eISBN:
9780226184340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184340.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the 1860s – a particularly significant decade that witnessed the first attempt to establish the Ottoman University, and the birth of the first successful periodical in Ottoman ... More


 Virtues and the Scientific Revolution

Rose‐Mary Sargent

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Experimental philosophers of 17th-century England recognized a complex relationship between scientific values and civic virtues. Francis Bacon, motivated by his desire to promote the common good by ... More


Intellectual Artillery

Song-Chuan Chen

in Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter observes that the Warlike party launched an informational war to penetrate the soft borders that constrained information flow and interaction. Their efforts concentrated on the Society ... More


John Locke and the Education of the Mind

in Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226116396
eISBN:
9780226116419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the works and views of John Locke related to the education of the mind. It analyzes his Essay concerning Human Understanding and his thoughts about limits of reason, useful ... More


Dessiou's Claim

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes sustained efforts to predict the tides on Britain's coasts, following the study of the tides from the less glamorous position of calculation. It focuses on the legal claim made ... More


Reformation and Distrust

Koji Yamamoto

in Taming Capitalism before its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust, and 'Projecting' in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198739173
eISBN:
9780191802300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739173.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The collapse of Charles I’s Personal Rule did not end projecting activities. This chapter uses the well-documented case of the reforming circle of Samuel Hartlib during the 1640s and 1650s to explore ... More


Maps for the Masses?

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter examines the reception of the cartographies and geographies of the Orient by the wider British public in the 1850s and 1860s.It first considers commercial mapmaking and the contrasted ... More


Merit and Its Subversive New Roles

Mónica Ricketts

in Who Should Rule?: Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190494889
eISBN:
9780190494919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494889.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes “merit” as one of the organizing concepts of the Bourbon program of reform. Merit was no longer understood as a condition or status resulting from someone’s ancestry and pure ... More


Hutton Becomes a Bookseller: Birmingham’s Print Culture

Susan E. Whyman

in The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797838
eISBN:
9780191839146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797838.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 depicts Birmingham’s booming print culture and maps its members, activities, and locations. Bookshops, printers, libraries, lecturers, and debating societies offered self-education to ... More


‘Canon’ Formation (Part I): Literature for Middle-Class Readers

Shobna Nijhawan

in Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow: Gender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199488391
eISBN:
9780199095834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488391.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The proprietor of Gaṅgā Pustak Mālā relied on an impressive network of scholar-writers, journalists, and educationalists who were involved with the publishing house and the periodical. Their ... More


Science, Innovation, and the Dissemination of Knowledge

Markus Lampe and Paul Sharp

in A Land of Milk and Butter: How Elites Created the Modern Danish Dairy Industry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226549507
eISBN:
9780226549644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226549644.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Following chapter 5, we discuss how modern accounting methods also ushered in a new scientific approach to agriculture, and the determination of, for example, the optimum way to feed the cows, and to ... More


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