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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 (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... was not alone in challenging the gendered demarcation of scientific observation. From the second half of the century, British women travelers carefully packed minerals in cases, filled bags with botanical specimens, and roamed the shores in search of shells and seaweed. This article proposes that British women...
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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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of 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 (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
... progressively divested his scientific ideas of mathematics with the goal of smoothing their dogmatic edges and making them more accessible to the polite public. This process, it will be claimed, resulted in creating the myth of the modest Newton, the genius who had discovered the secrets of nature and made them...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lina Jiang This article focuses on Ann Murry's serial essay “The Moral Zoologist, or Natural History of Animals,” which appeared in the Lady's Magazine in sixty‐seven letters between 1800 and 1805. I argue that Murry's “The Moral Zoologist” contested the bounds of women's scientific knowledge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in laboratory investigation could indicate a princely engagement with the Enlightenment pursuit of scientific knowledge. These contradictory associations reached an apogee in the so-called “Catholic Enlightenment,” producing artworks that sought to consolidate the church. This paper analyzes the Zwettler...
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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
... of 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 (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... such as Bernard Lamy and Charles Rollin in expanding rhetoric beyond oratory to include written compositions. Early modern theories of language and science had an equally strong influence on the conceptualization of prose kinds. The scientific revolu...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
... 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 nature, through scientific progress.2 In the eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 45–57.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... 128r). Yet it can be argued that social legitimization is the more likely goal of the work’s narra- tive persona. A New Voyage conceals vestigial swashbuckling narrative within scientific observation so as to become a kind of apologia pro vita sua in which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... 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 of the farmer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
...: the 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 (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 (2002) 26 (3): 10–30.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and morphological facts, gleaned from previous works on the subject, was balanced against the most careful observation of every conceivable detail, but he was also aware that he had to draw upon the imagination in organizing his material. In explaining his scientific method, he says...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 118–127.
Published: 01 September 2004
... position of science aboard vessels of exploration — along with its correlative complement of on-board scientists — marks a turning point of sorts in sea voyages. Not surprisingly, scientific goals acquire increasing importance during the Enlightenment period (inter alia, they blend in well with empire...
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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 (2003) 27 (2): 108–117.
Published: 01 April 2003
...., Facing Each Other, vol. 31 [in 2 parts] of An Expanding World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000). Pp. 742. $295. ISBN 0-86078-526-2 William K. Storey, ed., Scientific Aspects of European Expansion, vol. 6 of An Expanding World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1996). Pp. 364. $132.95. ISBN 0-86078-524-6 Douglas M...