History of Science

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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 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.

Victorian Fetishism

Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.

Anxious Anatomy

Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.

Excavating Victorians

How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.

Cholera and Nation

How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.

Rachel Carson

Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.

The Intelligence of Flowers

By Maurice Maeterlinck
Translated by Philip Mosley
Introduction by Philip Mosley
Subjects: Literature

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.

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.

Romantic Science

Uncovers the vital role that new scientific discoveries played in Romantic literary culture.

Becoming Immortal

By Stanley Shostak
Subjects: History

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

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.