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  • Leviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin
    Leviathan and the Air-Pump (English, Paperback)

    Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump. The issues at stake in their...

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  • The Uses of Experiment by David Gooding
    The Uses of Experiment (English, Paperback)

    Experiment is widely regarded as the most distinctive feature of natural science and essential to the way scientists find out about the world. Yet there has been little study of the way scientists actually make and use experiments. The Uses of Experiment fills this gap in our knowledge about how science is practised.

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  • Aesthetics of Universal Knowledge by Simon Schaffer
    Aesthetics of Universal Knowledge (English, Paperback)

    Born out of a major international dialogue held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy, this collection of essays presents innovative and provocative arguments about the claims of universal knowledge schemes and the different aesthetic and material forms in which such claims have been made and executed.

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  • Anish Kapoor by Anish Kapoor
    Anish Kapoor (English, Paperback)

    Examination of the work of artist Anish Kapoor.

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  • Leviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin
    Leviathan and the Air-Pump (English, Paperback)

    Examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise "Leviathan" and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump.

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