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Inventing human science : eighteenth-century domains / edited by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler.

Contributor(s): Fox, Christopher, 1948- | Porter, Roy, 1946-2002 | Wokler, Robert, 1942-2006Material type: TextTextPublication details: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995. Description: 1 online resource (xv, 357 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520916227; 0520916220; 058503172X; 9780585031729Subject(s): Social sciences -- History -- 18th century | Enlightenment | Sciences sociales -- Histoire -- 18e siècle | Siècle des lumières | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Essays | Enlightenment | Social sciences | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Behavioral Sciences | History, Modern 1601- | Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | History | Psychiatry and Psychology | Humanities | History, 18th Century | Social Sciences | Social Sciences | Social Sciences - General | 1700-1799Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inventing human science.DDC classification: 300/.9/034 LOC classification: H51 | .I58 1995Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction: how to prepare a noble savage : the spectacle of human science / Christopher Fox -- Anthropology and conjectural history in the Enlightenment / Robert Wokler -- Medical science and human science in the Enlightenment / Roy Porter -- The language of human nature / Roger Smith -- The gaze of natural history / Phillip Sloan -- Sex and gender / Ludmilla Jordanova -- Remaking the science of mind : psychology as natural science / Gary Hatfield -- The Enlightenment science of society / David Carrithers -- The non-normal sciences : survivals of Renaissance thought in the eighteenth century / Gloria Flaherty -- Political economy : the desire and needs of present and future generations / Sylvana Tomaselli -- The Enlightenment science of politics / Robert Wokler.
Summary: The human sciences - including psychology, anthropology, and social theory - are widely held to have been born during the 18th century. This full-length, English-language study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores the sources, context, and effects of this major intellectual development.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: how to prepare a noble savage : the spectacle of human science / Christopher Fox -- Anthropology and conjectural history in the Enlightenment / Robert Wokler -- Medical science and human science in the Enlightenment / Roy Porter -- The language of human nature / Roger Smith -- The gaze of natural history / Phillip Sloan -- Sex and gender / Ludmilla Jordanova -- Remaking the science of mind : psychology as natural science / Gary Hatfield -- The Enlightenment science of society / David Carrithers -- The non-normal sciences : survivals of Renaissance thought in the eighteenth century / Gloria Flaherty -- Political economy : the desire and needs of present and future generations / Sylvana Tomaselli -- The Enlightenment science of politics / Robert Wokler.

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The human sciences - including psychology, anthropology, and social theory - are widely held to have been born during the 18th century. This full-length, English-language study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores the sources, context, and effects of this major intellectual development.

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