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The Rise Of Public Science: Rhetoric, Technology, And Natural Philosophy In Newtonian Britain, 1660 1750 Larry Stewart

The Rise Of Public Science: Rhetoric, Technology, And Natural Philosophy In Newtonian Britain, 1660 1750

Larry Stewart

Published July 31st 1992
ISBN : 9780521417006
Hardcover
453 pages
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In The Rise of Public Science, Larry Stewart explores social attitudes toward the claims and the activities of the natural philosophers in Britain from the Restoration to the first stage of industrialization. By examining the activities and theMoreIn The Rise of Public Science, Larry Stewart explores social attitudes toward the claims and the activities of the natural philosophers in Britain from the Restoration to the first stage of industrialization. By examining the activities and the promotions in which Newtons disciples became involved, Stewart sheds new light on prevailing and practicing attitudes to sciences and technology before the industrial revolution. Troubled by claims of social and political legitimacy, the Newtonian public lecturers took Newtons science far beyond the Royal Society into a world of projectors, patents, and some of the great entrepreneurial scandals of the early 18th century.