The faces of nature in Enlightenment Europe /

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Imprint:Berlin : BWV-Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, c2003.
Description:vi, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series:Concepts & symboles du dix-huitième siècle Européen = Concepts & symbols of the eighteenth century in Europe
Concepts & symboles du dix-huitième siècle européen.
Subject:Enlightenment -- Europe.
Philosophy of nature -- History -- 18th century.
Intellectual life.
Philosophy of nature.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18 century.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Daston, Lorraine, 1951-
Pomata, Gianna.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
In English, French, and German.
Table of Contents:
  • The faces of nature : visibility and authority / Lorraine Daston & Gianna Pomata
  • The environment and the Enlightenment : the English experience / Roy Porter
  • Mapping and displaying an English marshland in the mid-eighteenth century / Sarah Bendall
  • Extraordinary bodies and the physicotheological imagination / Fernando Vidal
  • Nature personified : remaking stage and spectator in mid-eighteenth-century Parma / Martha Feldman
  • A French mid-eighteenth century crisis in experimental natural philosophy through public display : Nollet's electrical shows vs. the devious ways of Franklin's electrical atmospheres / Christian Licoppe
  • Von der lebendigen Kunstkammer zur Liebhaberei : fürstliche Menagieren im deutschsprachigen Raum während des 18. Jahrhunderts / Annelore Rieke-Müller
  • Forging nature at the Republican Museum / Emma C. Spary
  • Auto-icon : Jeremy Bentham's three bodies, the moral laws of nature, and the ideology of capitalism / Andrew Cunningham
  • The scientist's body : the nature of a woman philosopher in Enlightenment Italy / Paula Findlen
  • Women's dialectics, or the thinking uterus : an eighteenth-century controversy on gender and education / Marta Cavazza
  • "Sanctuaire de la nature ou prison du fœtus" : nature et corps féminin sous le combat sur la césarienne en France au XVIIIe siècle / Nadia Maria Filippini.