History of Science
Global Rhetorics of Science
Takes a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach to the rhetoric of science to expand our
toolkit for the collective management of global risks like climate change and pandemics.
A Bastard Kind of Reasoning
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.
Animals in the World
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.
Technical Arts in the Han Histories
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.
Kept from All Contagion
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
The Hand of the Engraver
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.
The Problem of Disenchantment
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.
The Political Philosophy of Francis Bacon
An ambitious and radically original reading of philosopher Francis Bacon.
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
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.
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls
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.
Cholera and Nation
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.
Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine
Contributors explore the significance of literature and psychoanalysis for medical education and practice.
The Intelligence of Flowers
A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.
Sins against Science
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 nineteenth-century scientists’ obsession with nerves and the nervous system.
Darwin and the Nature of Species
Examines Darwin’s concept of species in a philosophical context.
The Greek Concept of Nature
Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.
First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature
Schelling's first systematic attempt to articulate a complete philosophy of nature.
Anaximander and the Architects
Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.
Beyond the Science Wars
Contextualizes the "Science Wars" from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives.
Religion and Scientific Naturalism
Articulates a metaphysical position capable of rendering both science and religious experience simultaneously and mutually intelligible.