The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

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During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Europeans raised a number of questions about the nature of reality and found their answers to be different from those that had satisfied their forebears. They discounted tales of witches, trolls, magic, and miraculous transformations and instead began looking elsewhere to explain the world around them. In The Limits of Matter, Hjalmar Fors investigates how conceptions of matter changed during the Enlightenment and pins this important change in European culture to the ...

The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment 2015, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226194998

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