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Who did the work? Experimental philosophers and public demonstrators in Augustan England.

Pumfrey, Stephen (1995) Who did the work? Experimental philosophers and public demonstrators in Augustan England. British Journal for the History of Science, 28 (2). pp. 131-156. ISSN 0007-0874

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    Abstract

    The growth of modern science has been accompanied by the growth of professionalization. We can unquestionably speak of professional science since the nineteenth century, although historians dispute about where, when and how much. It is much more problematic and anachronistic to do so of the late seventeenth century, despite the familiar view that the period saw the origin of modern experimental science. This paper explores the broad implications of that problem.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal for the History of Science
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BJH The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, British Journal for the History of Science, 28 (2), pp 131-156 1995 © 1995 Cambridge University Press.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Royal Society experiment curators Hooke Newton hierarchy
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
    ID Code: 20852
    Deposited By: Dr Stephen Pumfrey
    Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 14:01
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:41
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20852

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