The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841

2016.12.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Gaukroger, The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841, Oxford University Press, 2016,
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2016.12.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Gaukroger, The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841, Oxford University Press, 2016, 402pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199757634. Reviewed by Phillip R. Sloan, University of Notre Dame This third volume of Stephen Gaukroger's massive synthesis of the history of science, philosophy, and intellectual history since 1210, continues a general thematic across the Enlightenment-Romanticism boundary, and also moves from a primary focus on the physical sciences into medicine, natural history, and anthropology. Although it is possible to view each volume in this series as self-contained, their incorporation in a more general breathtaking synthesis at the hands of one scholar requires some attention to the larger project. The goals of this long study are pursued along two fronts. One thematic is to be an analysis of the interplay of natural philosophy and epistemology in a. . .

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