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History and the Disciplines : The Reclassification of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe - Donald R. Kelley

History and the Disciplines

The Reclassification of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

By: Donald R. Kelley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th December 1997
ISBN: 9781878822857
Number Of Pages: 350

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This collection of essays addresses, in specific historical ways and from particular disciplinary standpoints, the problem of knowledge and what used to be called the classification of the sciences. What is, or what passes for, knowledge? What are its divisions, and how should they be related? Who possesses this knowledge, and to what uses has it been put? How is it transmitted, and how can its history be understood and written? Ranging across the epistemological barrier formed by the revolution of modern science, these contributions inquire into the changing disciplinary patterns of the tumultuous times between the renaissance and the enlightenment, that saw the fragmentation of old ideals and the creation of European modernity.

Contributors: Donald R. Kelley, Ann Blair, Paul Nelles, Constance Blackwell, Ulrich Schneider, Martin Mulsow, J.B. Schneewind, Donald Verene, Peter Miller, Ann Moyers, Michael Seidler, Anthony Pagden, Paula Findlen, Anthony Grafton, Heikki Mikkeli, Nicholas Jardine, Londa Schiebinger.

Introductionp. 1
The Problem of Knowledge and the Concept of Disciplinep. 13
Bodin, Montaigne, and the Role of Disciplinary Boundariesp. 29
The Library as an Instrument of Discovery: Gabriel Naude and the Uses of Historyp. 41
Thales Philosophus: The Beginning of Philosophy as a Disciplinep. 61
Eclecticism and the History of Philosophyp. 83
Gundling vs. Buddeus: Competing Models of the History of Philosophyp. 103
No Discipline, No History: The Case of Moral Philosophyp. 127
Vico and the Barbarism of Reflectionp. 143
An Antiquary between Philology and History: Peiresc and the Samaritansp. 163
Musical Scholarship in Italy at the End of the Renaissance, 1500-1650: From Veritas to Verisimilitudep. 185
Natural Law and History: Pufendorf's Philosophical Historiographyp. 203
Eighteenth-Century Anthropology and the "History of Mankind"p. 223
Francis Bacon and the Reform of Natural History in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 239
From Apotheosis to Analysis: Some Late Renaissance Histories of Classical Astronomyp. 261
Legimitizing a Discipline: James Mackenzie's History of Health (1758)p. 277
The Mantle of Muller and the Ghost of Goethe: Interactions between the Sciences and The Historiesp. 297
Gender in Early Modern Sciencep. 319
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9781878822857
ISBN-10: 1878822853
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 7th December 1997
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68