Category Archives: Books

New Book: David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism

New Book: David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry Tamás Demeter David Hume has a canonical place in the context of moral philosophy, but his insights are less frequently discussed in relation to natural philosophy. David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism offers a discussion of Hume’s methodological and ideological commitments […]

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New Book: Francis Bacon on Motion and Power

New Book: Francis Bacon on Motion and Power Edited by: Guido Giglioni, James A.T. Lancaster, Sorana Corneanu, and Dana Jalobeanu This book offers a comprehensive and unitary study of the philosophy of Francis Bacon, with special emphasis on the medical, ethical and political aspects of his thought. It presents an original interpretation focused on the […]

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Book Announcement: Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science

Book Announcement: Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science Edited by Donald L. Opitz, Staffan Bergwik, Brigitte Van Tiggelen Announcing Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science, edited by Donald L. Opitz, Staffan Bergwik, Brigitte Van Tiggelen. The fourteen chapters of this volume directly challenge the strong historiographical opposition between science and domesticity by analysing the […]

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Book Announcement: A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins

A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins Edited by Julie Davies and Michael Pickering Announcing the second volume in the Melbourne Historical Journal Research Series: A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins. This collection of essays by students, past and present, from the University of Melbourne celebrates the life and scholarly work of Professor Charles Zika. It commemorates […]

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Book Announcement: From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy

From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy: the stamp of inutility Marco Solinas (Florence University) Announcing a new book by Marco Solinas that will be of interest to many ISIH members: From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy: the stamp of inutility (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Starting with Aristotle and moving on to Darwin, Marco Solinas outlines the basic […]

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Book Announcement: From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth

From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth By Alex Gourevitch From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth by Alex Gourevitch (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University) reconstructs how a group of nineteenth-century labor reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican tradition. These ‘labor republicans’ derived their definition of freedom from a long tradition of political theory dating […]

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The Art of Experimental Natural History: Francis Bacon in Context

Book Announcement: The Art of Experimental Natural History: Francis Bacon in Context Dana Jalobeanu Francis Bacon introduced his contemporaries to a new way of investigating nature. He called it  “natural and experimental history.” Despite its rather traditional name, Bacon’s natural and experimental history was a new discipline: it comprised new ideas, new practices and new models […]

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Book Announcement: The Testosterone Hypothesis

The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization Roy Barzilai THE TESTOSTERONE HYPOTHESIS: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization is Roy Barzilai’s next provocative book, following last year’s release of THE OBJECTIVE BIBLE: Western Civilization’s Struggle for Philosophic Liberation from a Herd-Mentality and Pagan Mysticism. Tel Aviv, May 1, 2015. Dibrah […]

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Book Discount: God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish

20% Discount: God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish Edited by Brandie R. Siegfired and Lisa T. Sarasohn Members of the International Society for Intellectual History are entitled to a 20% discount on God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish, edited by Brandie R. Siegfried and Lisa T. Sarasohn, when ordering […]

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New Book: Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle

Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle commerce, civilisation, empire Edité par: Antoine Lilti and Céline Spector Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle: commerce, civilisation, empire Edité par Antoine Lilti et Céline Spector. Si l’Europe est considérée comme le berceau de la civilisation occidentale, c’est bien au XVIIIe siècle qu’elle est devenue un enjeu philosophique, historique et politique majeur. Cet […]

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  • #ISIH2021 Conference

    #ISIH2021 Conference

    #ISIH2021 6 – 8 September 2021, to be held online. Click here for the newly released CFP!