The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century

  PREFACE

 collapse sectionIntroductory Essay
 Instruments and Instrumentation
 The Play of the Spirit
 Furthermost Afield

 collapse sectionPART 1  RATIONALIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE
 expand section1  The Mathematical Philosophy
 expand section2  The Broken Circle
 expand section3  Systematics and the Geometrical Spirit
 expand section4  Measure of Ideas, Rule of Language: Mathematics and Language in the 18th Century

 collapse sectionPART 2  MORE EXACT SCIENCES
 expand section5  Late Enlightenment Meteorology
 expand section6  Accuracy, Rhetoric, and Technology: The Paris-Greenwich Triangulation, 1784–88
 expand section7  The Measure of Enlightenment

 collapse sectionPART 3  WIDER APPLICATIONS
 expand section8  The Changing Role of Numbers in 18th-Century Chemistry
 expand section9  The Most Confused Knot in the Doctrine of Reproduction
 expand section10  Labs in the Woods: The Quantification of Technology During the Late Enlightenment
 expand section11  The Calculating Forester: Quantification, Cameral Science, and the Emergence of Scientific Forestry Management in Germany
 expand section12  Society in Numbers: The Debate over Quantification in 18th-Century Political Economy
 expand section13  The Laplacean View of Calculation

 expand sectionBIBLIOGRAPHICAL AFTERWORD
 expand sectionINDEX

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