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Politics, Culture, and Human Origins: Geographies of Reading and Reputation in Nineteenth-Century Science

Edited by David N. Livingstone

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226487267
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226487298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0008
Politics, Culture, and Human Origins: Geographies of Reading and Reputation in Nineteenth-Century Science

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This chapter examines geographical aspects of the interpretation and reputation of scientists in the nineteenth century. It describes the different readings and reputations of proto-anthropological thinker Isaac La Peyrère and Charles Darwin. This chapter suggests that it is important to closely examine the relationships between how and where ideas were read, and by whom in order to understand the ways in which science moved over space.

Keywords: scientists; nineteenth century; science; geographical aspects; reputation; Isaac La Peyrère; Charles Darwin

Chapter.  10486 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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