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Title Cabinets of experimental philosophy in eighteenth-century Europe / edited by Jim A. Bennett and Sofia Talas
Published Leiden : Brill, 2013
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Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 40
Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 3
History of science and medicine library ; v. 40
History of science and medicine library. Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 3
Contents Cabinets for Experimental Philosophy in the Netherlands / Huib J. Zuidervaart -- Entrepreneurs in Experiments : The Leiden Cabinet of Physics and the Motives of its Founders (1675-1742) / Hans Hooijmaijers and Ad Maas -- New Light on the Cabinet of Physics of Padua / Sofia Talas -- The Lost Cabinet of Experimental Philosophy of the University of Oxford / Jim Bennett -- Failure, Fraud and Instrument Cabinets : Academic Involvement in the Eighteenth-Century Dutch Water Crisis / Tiemen Cocquyt -- The Cabinet of Physics at Riddarhuset in Stockholm in the Eighteenth Century / Inga Elmqvist Söderlund -- Designing the House of Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Naples : The Ephemeral Museum of Ferdinando Spinelli, Prince of Tarsia / Paola Bertucci -- Between Teaching and Collecting : The Lost Cabinet of Physics of Princes José and João of Portugal (1777-1808) / Marta C. Lourenço and David Felismino -- The Gazola Family's Scientific Cabinet : Politics, Society and Scientific Collecting in the Twilight of the Republic of Venice / Ivano Dal Prete -- Collections of Experimental Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Poland / Ewa Wyka -- "Monuments of Science" : How the Teyler Museum's Instrument Collection Became Historical / Martin Weiss -- The Physics Cabinet of the Istituto Tecnico Toscano / Paolo Brenni
Summary Cabinets of Experimental Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Europe explains how collections of instruments for demonstrating the principles of Newtonian science were offered successfully to a broad public audience and formed the basis of an intellectual, educational and cultural movement that spread across Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cabinets of curiosities -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Physics -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Science -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Collectors and collecting -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bennett, J. A. (James A.)
Talas, Sofia.
ISBN 1299691269 (electronic bk.)
9004252975 (electronic bk.)
9781299691261 (electronic bk.)
9789004252974 (electronic bk.)