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The life sciences in eighteenth-century French thought

by Jacques Roger

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

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  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Biology -- History,
    • Biology -- Philosophy -- History,
    • Biology -- France -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [691]-734) and index.

      StatementJacques Roger ; edited by Keith R. Benson ; translated by Robert Ellrich.
      ContributionsBenson, Keith Rodney.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH305 .R5413 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxliv, 760 p. ;
      Number of Pages760
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1009515M
      ISBN 100804725780
      LC Control Number96049548

      Women in Science, an overview of women’s contributions to the field as well as the obstacles faced, as intelligence alone has rarely been enough to guarantee women a role in science. Trace the history of women in science and learn about such notable scientists as Hypatia, Marie Curie, and Rosalind Franklin. He has published books and articles on Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin’s archaeology of modernity, on Georg Simmel and the political economy of money, Max Weber’s and Carl Schmitt’s political realism, Jürgen Habermas’s conception of the modern state, modern constitutionalism, postnational citizenship, German idealism, and the nineteenth-century life sciences.

      French literature - French literature - The 18th century to the Revolution of The death of Louis XIV on September 1, , closed an epoch, and thus the date of is a useful starting point for the Enlightenment. The beginnings of critical thought, however, go back much further, to about , where one can begin to discern a new intellectual climate of independent inquiry . Geography. Peter Heylin publishes his Cosmographie, one of the earliest attempts to describe the entire world in English and the first known description of Australia.; Mathematics. Christiaan Huygens writes the first book to be published on probability theory, De ratiociniis in ludo aleae ("On Reasoning in Games of Chance").; Medicine. Walter Rumsey invents the provang, a .

      The Introduction outlines the main arguments of the book. This book aims to give an interesting interpretation of political thought in France from the eighteenth century to current times. In the centre of this are the dramatic and violent events associated with the French Revolution of and the start of the First Republic in For the next two centuries writers in France tried to . One of the claims I make in Reading and the Making of Time in the Eighteenth Century is that the feeling of not having time to read is almost as old as books themselves. We tend to imagine that when books were new media people struggled to put them down, a bit like tablets or smartphones today.


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Jacques Roger, The Life Sciences in Eighteenth-Century French Thought. Edited by Keith R. Benson. Translated by Robert Ellrich. Stanford: Stanford University Press, xliv + Notes, bibliography, and index.

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