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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Emily Lorraine de Montluzin The College of William & Mary 2004  George Smith of Wigton: Gentleman’s Magazine Contributor, Unheralded Scientific Polymath, and Shaper of the Aesthetic of the Romantic Sublime...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., literary, and scientific spheres, Dampier’s style of composition became an easy target for satire. These vituperative and long-lasting critiques emphasized the awkwardness of Dampier’s method, but they also suggest the immense stakes of his project. Probing the limits of representation, Dampier was...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... microscopy; and (2) the fragmentation of scientific knowledge through putatively social but unrealizable and unrepeatable experiments, exemplified by the microscope and compensated for by the sociality of manuscript verse. As such, “A Farewell to Poetry” is not about anatomy per se; “A Farewell to Poetry” is...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Great Britain to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794 (1807)—and its imaginative engagement with Chinese culture. While Macartney’s narrative partakes of formal and aesthetic qualities associated with travel writing from the Grand Tour and with scientific exploration, it cannot wholly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Danielle Spratt Bailes Melissa . Questioning Nature: British Women’s Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750–1830 ( Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia , 2017 ). Pp. 256. $45 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 81–89.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Geohistory in the Age of Revolution (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2005). Pp. 708. 179 ills. $45. ISBN 0-226-73111-1 J Scientific and philosophical questions related to the age of our planet and its life-forms were under active pursuit late in the eighteenth century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., techniques he develops initially in his classical dramas (Egmont, Tasso, Iphigenia in Tauris), extends in Faust in connection with his scientific epistemology, and adapts narratively in his novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship. Brown draws her term allegory from a theatrical tra- dition reaching...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
... inter- esting corrective to this theory, claiming that the biblical anthropocentric tradition became truly influential not in the Middle Ages, but rather in the seventeenth century, when it was enforced by the Scientific Revolu- tion, with its attempt to recover humanity’s antediluvian control of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... first is that evolutionary science can be straightforwardly applied to modern human psychology—an approach that smacks of scientific impe- rialism, and that Mary Midgley has called studying people by “looking at them . . . ​through the wrong end of a telescope.”13 The second assump- tion at play...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., even though they involve physical work.3 There are some indications that manual labor was reevaluated in the medieval period in part owing to a rec- ognition that scientific knowledge depended upon complex instruments but owing as well to new theological interpretations of labor. The manual labor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
... scientific and entrepreneurial force outside London. Founded on a fierce interest in experimentation and invention and com- posed primarily of Fellows of the Royal Society, the group embraced core mem- bers and visiting associates alike. Core members included Soho Works founder Matthew Boulton (1728–1809...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
... discourses of her time. Building on the pioneer- ing work of Ruth Hayden in the 1980s and, more recently, on Alain Kerhervé’s study of Delany’s correspondence, this work explores, in great depth, her aris- tocratic social connections and the artistic and scientific circles in which she moved. While the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., politically, scientifically progressive Spanish and Spanish-­American Catholic culture in the eighteenth century. Coexistent with the Bourbon reforms, Cath- olic intellectuals both religious (Jesuit) and laymen (Jesuit-­educated) combined secular reason with spiritual passion. Before the Kings Charles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
... fear of sight itself spectacle as an untrustworthy kind of knowledge pervades these prints. For instance, the government sought to control popular theater during this time, and pro- Revolutionaries used caution when interpreting science due to their mistrust of elites and scientific instru- ments...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 61–66.
Published: 01 January 2009
... slim book of 1779 does not give an adequate sense of the scientific component of the Scottish Enlightenment that Sher mini- mizes here as he has done in a fine, earlier essay.1 His length criterion also 64 Eighteenth-Century Life excludes too much. If he is willing to pick men and items he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2012
... kind of scientific thick description. Both Daubenton and Buffon referred to the ideals of painting as a guide for description in natural history. But this analogy often led to difficulty and even paradox. For Daubenton, observation was “a complex and multilayered process that occurred in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Memoirs on the Life of Dr. Darwin in 1804. In the Memoirs, Seward justifiably accuses Darwin of pla- giarizing lines of her verse in the first part of his long scientific poem The Botanic Garden (1791). As I will demonstrate, natural history taxonomies functioned as a template for what I term...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
.... Sloane also produced writings about his discoveries that parallel his collection in their importance, not only for providing information to virtu- osi, amateur travelers, and collectors alike, but also for publicizing the new scientific approach to the world. As a contributor to and sometime editor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to be a true reflection of what is. (p. 50) Holland links this change to scientific developments, specifically the “new physics,” by means of which “[m]ass and volume became part of ‘nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... influential description of the region through which the Orinoco River runs, and also one of the most important chronicles of its time, a work that was to be amply consulted and quoted by other Jesuits as well as by many scientific travelers such as Charles Marie de La Condamine, Jorge Juan, Antonio de...