By Donald R. Kelley
This choice of essays addresses, in particular ancient methods and from specific disciplinary standpoints, the matter of data and what was referred to as the type of the sciences. what's, or what passes for, wisdom? What are its divisions, and the way may still they be similar? Who possesses this data, and to what makes use of has it been placed? How is it transmitted, and the way can its background be understood and written? Ranging around the epistemological barrier shaped via the revolution of recent technological know-how, those contributions inquire into the altering disciplinary styles of the tumultuous occasions among the renaissance and the enlightenment, that observed the fragmentation of previous beliefs and the production of eu modernity.Contributors: DONALD R. KELLEY, ANN BLAIR, PAUL NELLES, CONSTANCE BLACKWELL, ULRICH SCHNEIDER, MARTIN MULSOW, J.B. SCHNEEWIND, DONALD VERENE, PETER MILLER, ANN MOYERS, MICHAEL SEIDLER, ANTHONY PAGDEN, PAULA FINDLEN, ANTHONY GRAFTON, HEIKKI MIKKELI, NICHOLAS JARDINE, LONDA SCHIEBINGER
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It is in this area, too, that the history of philosophy has for the most part been cultivated. 30 The literary tradition of historia philosophiae may be traced back to the foundational work of Diogenes Laertius and, in modern times, those of Georg Horn and Thomas Stanley (both in 1655) and Gerard Vossius (1658); but these were labors of humanist scholarship and criticism and conceptually unsatisfying to philosophers who wanted what Leibniz called (in a distinction made Page 19 famous more recently by Thomas Kuhn) internal, as distinguished from external, history.
Natural Sciences Francis Bacon and the Reform of Natural History in the Seventeenth Century Paula Findlen 239 From Apotheosis to Analysis: Some Late Renaissance Histories of Classical Astronomy Anthony Grafton 261 Legitimizing a Discipline: James Mackenzie's History of Health (1758) Heikki Mikkeli 277 The Mantle of Müller and the Ghost of Goethe: Interactions between the Sciences and Their Histories Nicholas Jardine 297 Gender in Early Modern Science Londa Schiebinger 319 Index 335 Page vii CONTRIBUTORS Ann Blair, Assistant Professor of History and Literature at Harvard University, is editor (with Anthony Grafton) of The Transmission of Culture in Early Modern Europe (1990) and author of The Theater of Nature: Jean Bodin and Renaissance Science (1997) as well as several articles in intellectual history.
J. B. Schneewind is Professor of Philosophy at John Hopkins University, President of the Board of Editors of the Journal of the History of Ideas, and author of Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy, Moral Philosophy from Montaigne to Kant (1990), etc. Ulrich Schneider, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leipzig, is author of Die Vergangenheit des Geistes (1990) and many articles in German and French as well as English on the history of philosophy. Michael J. Seidler, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University, is author of several articles on early modern political and moral philosophy and translator or Samuel Pufendorf's Political Writings (1994) and On the Natural State of Men (1990).