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Title:
Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightment
Author:
Riskin, Jessica.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy034/2002005793.html
ISBN:
9780226720784

9780226720791
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Book

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