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Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity, Then and Now

By: Naomi Zack

Temple University Press

Paperback | May 1996 | #61950 | ISBN: 1566394368
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Situates philosophers such as Bacon, Descartes, Newton and Gassendi, and their canonical reputations within the larger framework of the de facto 'masculinisation of science' in the 17th century.


Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Philosophy, History, and Criticism Part I: The Intellectual Context of the New Science 1. Feminist Criticism 2. Descartes' Doubt and Pyrrhonic Skepticism 3. The Via Media and English Empiricism Part II: The New Identities 4. Bachelors in Life 5. Locke's Forensic Self 6. Propriety and Civic Identity 7. Protestant Difference and Toleration 8. The Royal Society 9. Hypotheses non Fingo Part III: The Unidentified 10. Abuses and Uses of Children 11. Wifemen and Feminists 12. Slavery without Race 13. Witches and Magi 14. The Wealth of Nature Afterword: Where Do We Go from There? Notes Select Bibliography Index

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