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The idea of the sciences in the French Enlightenment : a reinterpretation, G. Matthew Adkins

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The idea of the sciences in the French Enlightenment : a reinterpretation
Title
The idea of the sciences in the French Enlightenment
Title remainder
a reinterpretation
Statement of responsibility
G. Matthew Adkins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the development of the idea that the sciences were morally enlightening through an intellectual history of the secrétaires perpétuels of the French Royal Academy of Sciences and their associates from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century. Academy secretaries such as Fontenelle and Condorcet were critical to the emergence of a central feature of the narrative of Enlightenment in that they encouraged the notion that the philosophical spirit of the Scientific Revolution, already present among the educated classes, should guide the necessary reformation of society and government according to the ideals of scientific reasoning. The Idea of the Sciences also tells an intellectual history of political radicalization, explaining especially how the marquis de Condorcet came to believe that the sciences could play central a role in guiding the outcome of the Revolution of 1789 --
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1971-
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Adkins, G. Matthew
Dewey number
509.4409033
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Enlightenment
Label
The idea of the sciences in the French Enlightenment : a reinterpretation, G. Matthew Adkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Montmor Discourse : Samuel Sorbière and the Foundation of the Royal Academy of Sciences -- The Esprits Supérieurs : Bernard de Fontenelle's academic eulogies -- Fear and loathing in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI : the sciences and the crisis of the monarchy from Voltaire to Turgot -- Struggle and radicalization on the eve of the revolution : Condorcet and the transformation of the idea of the sciences -- The coming of the tenth epoch : the idea of the sciences to the revolution of 1789
Control code
FIEb1748974x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9781611494747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852833494
Label
The idea of the sciences in the French Enlightenment : a reinterpretation, G. Matthew Adkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Montmor Discourse : Samuel Sorbière and the Foundation of the Royal Academy of Sciences -- The Esprits Supérieurs : Bernard de Fontenelle's academic eulogies -- Fear and loathing in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI : the sciences and the crisis of the monarchy from Voltaire to Turgot -- Struggle and radicalization on the eve of the revolution : Condorcet and the transformation of the idea of the sciences -- The coming of the tenth epoch : the idea of the sciences to the revolution of 1789
Control code
FIEb1748974x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9781611494747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852833494

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