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The Resource Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment, Jessica Riskin

Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment, Jessica Riskin

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Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment
Title
Science in the age of sensibility
Title remainder
the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Riskin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Empiricism today implies the dispassionate scrutiny of facts. But Jessica Riskin finds that in the French Enlightenment, empiricism was intimately bound up with sensibility. In what she calls a "sentimental empiricism," natural knowledge was taken to rest on a blend of experience and emotion. Riskin argues that sentimental empiricism brought together ideas and institutions, practices and politics. She shows, for instance, how the study of blindness, led by ideas about the mental and moral role of vision and by cataract surgeries, shaped the first school for the blind; how Benjamin Fr
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riskin, Jessica
Dewey number
509.44/09/033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.F8
LC item number
R57 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 A-236
  • Q 127.F8
NLM item number
R595s 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Enlightenment
  • Sensitivity (Personality trait)
  • Empiricism
  • Science
  • France
  • SCIENCE
  • Enlightenment
  • Science
  • Sensitivity (Personality trait)
  • France
  • Wetenschapsbeoefening
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Aufklärung
  • Empirie
  • Sensibilität
  • Wissenschaft
  • Frankreich
Label
Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment, Jessica Riskin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sensibility and enlightenment science -- The blind and the mathematically inclined -- Poor Richard's Leyden jar -- From electricity to economy -- The lawyer and the lightning rod -- The mesmerism investigation and the crisis of sensibilist science -- Languages of science and revolution -- Conclusion : the legacy of the sentimental empiricists
Control code
704516598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226720784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704516598
Label
Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment, Jessica Riskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sensibility and enlightenment science -- The blind and the mathematically inclined -- Poor Richard's Leyden jar -- From electricity to economy -- The lawyer and the lightning rod -- The mesmerism investigation and the crisis of sensibilist science -- Languages of science and revolution -- Conclusion : the legacy of the sentimental empiricists
Control code
704516598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226720784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704516598

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