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The Resource Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725, Vera Keller, University of Oregon

Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725, Vera Keller, University of Oregon

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Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725
Title
Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725
Statement of responsibility
Vera Keller, University of Oregon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many studies relate modern science to modern political and economic thought. Using one shift in order to explain the other, however, has begged the question of modernity's origins. New scientific and political reasoning emerged simultaneously as controversial forms of probabilistic reasoning. Neither could ground the other. They both rejected logical systems in favor of shifting, incomplete, and human-oriented forms of knowledge which did not meet accepted standards of speculative science. This study follows their shared development by tracing one key political stratagem for linking human desires to the advancement of knowledge: the collaborative wish list. Highly controversial at the beginning of the seventeenth century, charismatic desiderata lists spread across Europe, often deployed against traditional sciences. They did not enter the academy for a century but eventually so shaped the deep structures of research that today this once controversial genre appears to be a musty and even pedantic term of art"--
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1978-
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Keller, Vera
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Learning and scholarship
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Science
  • Europe
Label
Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725, Vera Keller, University of Oregon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Collecting the future in the early modern past -- Part II. Origins: 2. Knowledge in ruins; 3. A charlatan's promise -- Part IIL. Inventing the Wish List: 4. Jakob Bornitz and the joy of things; 5. Francis Bacon's new world of sciences; 6. Things fall apart: Desiderata in the Hartlib circle; 7. Rebelling against useful knowledge -- Part IV. Institutionalizing Desire: 8. Restoring societies: the Orphean charms of science; 9. What men want: the private and public interests of the Royal Society; 10. Enemy camps: Desiderata and priority disputes; 11. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and the hubris of the wish list; 12. Georg Hieronymus Welsch's fiction of consensus; 13. Wish lists enter the Academy: a new intellectual economy -- Part V. Conclusion: 14. No final frontiers
Control code
ocn910475495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781107526013
Lccn
2015012685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910475495
Label
Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725, Vera Keller, University of Oregon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Collecting the future in the early modern past -- Part II. Origins: 2. Knowledge in ruins; 3. A charlatan's promise -- Part IIL. Inventing the Wish List: 4. Jakob Bornitz and the joy of things; 5. Francis Bacon's new world of sciences; 6. Things fall apart: Desiderata in the Hartlib circle; 7. Rebelling against useful knowledge -- Part IV. Institutionalizing Desire: 8. Restoring societies: the Orphean charms of science; 9. What men want: the private and public interests of the Royal Society; 10. Enemy camps: Desiderata and priority disputes; 11. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and the hubris of the wish list; 12. Georg Hieronymus Welsch's fiction of consensus; 13. Wish lists enter the Academy: a new intellectual economy -- Part V. Conclusion: 14. No final frontiers
Control code
ocn910475495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781107526013
Lccn
2015012685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910475495

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