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The Resource Bachelors of science : seventeenth-century identity, then and now, Naomi Zack

Bachelors of science : seventeenth-century identity, then and now, Naomi Zack

Label
Bachelors of science : seventeenth-century identity, then and now
Title
Bachelors of science
Title remainder
seventeenth-century identity, then and now
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Zack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Feminist analyses identify contemporary Western ideas of the gendered and racialized self as originating in the seventeenth century. Naomi Zack examines the writings of key "bachelors of science"--Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Newton, Gassendi, and Boyle--and locates their reputations within the framework of the de facto "masculinization of science" and "scientizing of masculinity." Zack takes on issues such as pre-racial conceptions of slavery, witchcraft trials and their connection to homosociality, and the highly sexualized nature of women's identity in the seventeenth century. She suggests a link between elite bachelorhood, the profession of philosophy, and scientific pursuit as recreational activity. This book is central to understanding the precedents of modern scientific identity, race, and gender. --From publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zack, Naomi
Index
index present
LC call number
B801
LC item number
.Z33 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Themes in the history of philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy and science
  • Philosophers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Empiricism
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Philosophers
  • Scientists
  • Bachelors
  • Feminist theory
  • Sex role
  • Race awareness
Label
Bachelors of science : seventeenth-century identity, then and now, Naomi Zack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The intellectual context of the new science. Feminist criticism ; Descartes' doubt and pyrrhonic skepticism ; The via media and English empiricism -- The new identities. Bachelors in life ; Locke's forensic self ; Propriety and civic identity ; Protestant difference and toleration ; The royal society ; Hypotheses non fingo -- The unidentified. Abuses and uses of children ; Wifemen and feminists ; Slavery without race ; Witches and magi ; The wealth of nature -- Afterword : where do we go from here?
Control code
33983796
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781566394369
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bachelors of science : seventeenth-century identity, then and now, Naomi Zack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The intellectual context of the new science. Feminist criticism ; Descartes' doubt and pyrrhonic skepticism ; The via media and English empiricism -- The new identities. Bachelors in life ; Locke's forensic self ; Propriety and civic identity ; Protestant difference and toleration ; The royal society ; Hypotheses non fingo -- The unidentified. Abuses and uses of children ; Wifemen and feminists ; Slavery without race ; Witches and magi ; The wealth of nature -- Afterword : where do we go from here?
Control code
33983796
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781566394369
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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