Science for a Polite Society: Gender, Culture, and the Demonstration of Enlightenment

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"Science for a Polite Society" is an intriguing reexamination of the social, cultural, and intellectual context of the origins of modern science. Focusing on how elite salon society of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France played a pivotal role in the acceptance of the new science, Geoffrey Sutton paints a vivid picture of drawing-room experiments that persuaded the skeptical to believe through leaping electrical arcs and chemical explosions. Aristocratic women, as well as men, pursued the wonders of scientific ...

Science for a Polite Society: Gender, Culture, and the Demonstration of Enlightenment 1997, Westview Press, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9780813315768

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Science for a Polite Society: Gender, Culture, and the Demonstration of Enlightenment 1995, Westview Press, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9780813315751

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