Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
The first concerted attempt to analyze how the histories Shiji and Hanshu described the technical arts as they were applied in vital areas of the administration of pre-Han and Han China.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.
An ambitious and radically original reading of philosopher Francis Bacon.
An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.
Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.
Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.
A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.
Studies J. Robert Oppenheimer’s choice to accept leadership of the Manhattan Project.
Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.
Examines Darwin’s concept of species in a philosophical context.
Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.
Places the development of Anaximander's thought within social, political, cosmological, astronomical, and technological contexts.
Offers historical and philosophical arguments for treating the humanities as sciences.
Articulates a metaphysical position capable of rendering both science and religious experience simultaneously and mutually intelligible.