Making Science Social: The Conferences of Théophraste Renaudot, 1633-1642
University of Oklahoma Press, 2003 - 461 Seiten
Between 1633 and 1642, the French physician and philanthropist Théophraste Renaudot sponsored a series of public conferences in Paris. These conferences offered an open forum for wide-ranging discussions of a variety of topics, including science, medicine, gender, politics, and ethics. No matter the topic, participants consistently used scientific reasoning as a new standard of evidence. The conferences thus recast the rhetorical traditions of the Renaissance and prefigured the social sciences of the Enlightenment. They provide a candid snapshot of intellectual life at the dawn of the scientific revolution in France.
In Making Science Social, Kathleen Wellman uses the published conference proceedings to develop a broadly conceived, revisionist interpretation of the intellectual history of seventeenth-century France and of the roots of modern culture and science.
Volume 6 in the Series for Science and Culture
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CHAPTER TWO The Context of the Conferences
CHAPTER THREE Talismans Incubi Divination
CHAPTER FOUR Whether the Heavens be Liquid or Solid
CHAPTER FIVE Of Physiognomy Smallpox and the Bezoard
FROM SCIENCE TO HUMAN SCIENCE
CHAPTER SIX Souls Passions Learning and Language
CHAPTER SEVEN Covetousness Friendship and Interest
CHAPTER EIGHT Of Censorship Sedition and Luxury
CHAPTER NINE The Extravagance of Women
toward the Enlightenment