Philosophy

Philosophy from Greece and Rome to medieval and modern thought.

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  1. The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

    The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain [Paperback]

    Jessica Ratcliff (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966449
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    In the nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian transit programmes. It draws out the... .... Learn More
  2. Regionalizing Science

    Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England [Paperback]

    Simon Naylor (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966425
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments. Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance by presenting a hist... .... Learn More
  3. Typhoid in Uppingham

    Typhoid in Uppingham: Analysis of a Victorian Town and School in Crisis, 1875–1877 [Paperback]

    Nigel Richardson (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966456
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    After the Public Heath Acts of 1872 and 1875, British local authorities bore statutory obligations to carry out sanitary improvements. Richardson explores public health strategy and central-local government relations during the mid-nineteenth-cent... .... Learn More
  4. Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

    Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland [Paperback]

    Diarmid A. Finnegan (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966357
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Winner of the Frank Watson Prize in Scottish History, 2011 The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Science was frequently packaged as an appropriate form of ... .... Learn More
  5. The Making of British Anthropology, 1813-1871

    The Making of British Anthropology, 1813-1871 [Paperback]

    Efram Sera-Shriar (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966487
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Victorian anthropology has been derided as an "armchair practice," distinct from the scientific discipline of the twentieth century. But the observational practices that characterized the study of human diversity developed from the established sci... .... Learn More
  6. The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870-1914

    The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870-1914 [Paperback]

    Claire L. Jones (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966388
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    By the late nineteenth century, advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. The medical trade catalogue became one of the most important means of promoting the latest tool... .... Learn More
  7. The Science of History in Victorian Britain

    The Science of History in Victorian Britain: Making the Past Speak [Paperback]

    Ian Hesketh (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966364
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    New attitudes towards history in nineteenth-century Britain saw a rejection of romantic, literary techniques in favour of a professionalized, scientific methodology. The development of history as a scientific discipline was undertaken by several k... .... Learn More
  8. Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

    Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland [Paperback]

    Juliana Adelman (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966326
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    The nineteenth century was an important period for both the proliferation of "popular" science and for the demarcation of a group of professionals that we now term scientists. Of course for Ireland, largely in contrast to the rest of Britain, the ... .... Learn More
  9. The Age of Scientific Naturalism

    The Age of Scientific Naturalism: Tyndall and His Contemporaries [Paperback]

    Bernard Lightman (Editor); Michael S. Reidy (Editor)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966401
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Physicist John Tyndall and his contemporaries were at the forefront of developing the cosmology of scientific naturalism during the Victorian period. They rejected all but physical laws as having any impact on the operations of human life and the ... .... Learn More
  10. Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

    Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main [Paperback]

    Ayako Sakurai (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966463
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    The nineteenth century saw science move from being the preserve of a small learned elite to a dominant force which influenced society as a whole. Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city... .... Learn More

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