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Title:
Materials in eighteenth-century science : a historical ontology
Author:
Klein, Ursula, 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
x, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Materials in eighteenth-century science: contexts and practices -- Commodities and natural objects -- Practices of studying materials in eighteenth-century chemistry -- Why study classification? -- A world of pure chemical substances -- 1787: a new nomenclature -- The Tableau de la nonmenclature chimique -- Classifying according to chemical composition -- Simple substances and paradigmatic syntheses -- Operations with pure chemical substances -- Classification of pure chemical substances before 1787 -- A revolutionary table? -- A different world: plant materials -- Diverse orders of plant materials -- Ultimate principles of plants: plant analysis prior to 1750 -- The epistemic elevation of vegetable commodities -- The failure of Lavoisier's plant chemistry -- Uncertainties -- A novel mode of classifying organic substances and an ontological shift around 1830 -- Conclusion: Multidimensional objects and materiality.
ISBN:
9780262113069
Format :
Book