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Issue: 093, 05/08/29 p. 487-488
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. IV. (The Humourists:I). Sir Thomas Browne
Category: History Of Science   Philosophy   Psychology   Literature   Science   Religion   
Topic: [Survey of the writings of Sir Thomas Browne, defining humour as opposed to satire, "the grotesque", or wit. The article contains allusions to Browne`s work in "the natural philosophy of his age"]
Person: BROWNE, Sir Thomas   SHAKESPEARE   GOETHE   PLUTARCH   
Ed`s Mark: W. D.

Issue: 097, 02/09/29 p. 549-550
Heading: On Oikology
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Agriculture   Enclosure   
Topic: [Response to an article outwith the Athenaeum. This is "the last number" of the "Quarterly Review". The relevant piece is entitled "Condition of the Lower Orders". The Athenaeum essay is a discussion of the emergent discipline of political economy and the debate as to its "nature", with reference to the issue of "consolidating small farms". Is "political economy" a pure science or a set of rules for conduct based on practical experience? Might its development resemble the development of other disciplines, as, for example the emergence of astronomy from astrology, from an omnipotent to a marginal status in the affairs of mankind, finally to attain the status of a pure science? The writer eventually seems to suggest that the "management of the state" is best served by a combination of practical sense and philosophy]
Person: GOLDSMITH   MARCET, Mrs.   BARNARD, Sir Thomas   HUSKISSON   
Source: Quarterly Review   Goldsmith: Deserted Village   
Essay
Issue: 098, 09/09/29 p. 568-569
Heading: Letter from Caroline. To the Editor of the Athenaeum
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Agriculture   Ecology   Enclosure   
Topic: [A response to "On Oikology", an essay appearing in issue number 97 of the Athenaeum. The author, "Caroline" (the Athenaeum refers the reader to "Conversations on Political Economy" between "Mrs. B." and "Caroline") particularly objects to one inference of "On Oikology", that those who embrace the science of political economy support a policy of consolidating small farms and ejecting small tenants. Caroline`s letter contains a further critique of "On Oikology" from "a gentleman, a very old friend of Mrs. B." See separate record, under the heading printed in the Athenaeum, "Critique of an Essay on Oikology"]
Person: CAROLINE   PAINE, Tom   OWEN, Mr.   GOLDSMITH   
Letter Signed: Caroline

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 584-586
Heading: To Miss Caroline.--(Private)
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   
Topic: [Letter to Miss Caroline signed Ephraim Mullens, complaining that he has been drawn into a "paper controversy" with Mr. Johnson for Caroline`s amusement. It also contains Mullens` "Answer to a Critique of an Essay upon Oikology" (see separate record in this database)]
Person: JOHNSON, Jonathan   WOOLLER   
Letter Signed: MULLENS, Ephraim

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 585-586
Heading: Answer to a Critique of an Essay upon Oikology
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   
Topic: [Ephraim Mullens "answers" the points raised in Johnson`s "Critique" in eight allegedly unconnected paragraphs, implicitly accusing Johnson of incoherence and obtuseness. The paragraphs include comments upon the lowering of standards in the "learned professions"]
Person: MULLENS, Ephraim   JOHNSON, Jonathan   WHEWELL, Mr.   RICARDO   NORTH, Sir Dudley   NEWTON, Sir Isaac   SMITH, Adam   BACON, Lord   MARCET, Mrs.   
Letter
Issue: 100, 23/09/29 p. 597-598
Heading: Quip Modest on a Late Retort Courteous. Being the Substance of a Dialogue Supplementary to Mrs. Marcet`s "Conversations on Political Economy"
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   
Topic: ["Platonic" dialogue involving participants: the fictitious "Mrs. B." of Mrs. Marcet`s book to popularize the subject of political economy; Miss Caroline the adopted "niece" of Jonathan Johnson; Jonathan Johnson and Ephraim Mullens, the main adversaries in the controversy over Mullens` Athenaeum article "On Oikology". It starts with a scarcely veiled, vitriolic attack upon Mullens, (Johnson has trodden, in the scenario, "upon a fat aristocratic spaniel, who is made to feel the horrors of all sudden revolutionary transitional social movements".) It ends with a fiercely eloquent defence of the science of political economy.]
Person: MARCET, Mrs.   JOHNSON, Jonathan   CAROLINE   MULLENS, Ephraim   BULWER, Mr.   RICARDO   THOMPSON, Peronnet   HUSKISSON   BURKE, Edmund   
Source: London Magazine   Mrs. Marcet: Conversations on Political Economy   
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 758-759
Heading: History of Icthyology
Category: Zoology   Icthyology   History Of Science   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Food   
Topic: The following abstract of the History of Icthyology, by the Baron Cuvier, prefixed to his great work on the "Natural History of Fishes", has been prepared for "The Revue Encyclopedique", by M. Flourens, the author of the article on the effect of cold on animals, inserted a few weeks since in "The Athenaeum". The work of M. Cuvier above alluded to, has advanced as far as the fourth volume. When complete it will consist of between fifteen and twenty volumes octavo, or from eight to ten quarto
Person: CUVIER   FLOURENS, M.   ARISTOTLE   RONDELETIUS   BELONIUS   SALVIENUS   ARTEDI   LINNAEUS   JUSSIEU   ADAMSON   WILLOUGHBY   RAY   PLINY   CALLIMEDON   PHILOXENUS, of Cythera   LA FONTAINE   CALLIAS   HYPERIDES   MELANTHIUS   ANDROCIDES, of Cysicus   ATHENAEUS   THEOPHRASTUS   ERASISTRATUS   CLEARCHUS   LUCIAN   APULEIUS   
Source: Revue Encyclopedique   
Abstract
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 774-775
Heading: History of Icthyology. (Concluded from p. 758)
Category: Zoology   Icthyology   Literature   Classical Literature   History Of Science   
Topic: [Second part of Flourens` abstract of Cuvier`s "Natural History of Fishes"]
Person: FLOURENS, M.   CUVIER   LUCULLUS   ARISTOTLE   PLINY   OPPIANUS   ATHENAEUS   AELIANUS   AUSONIUS   HORACE   SENECA   JUVENAL   MARTIAL   ARISTOPHANES   DE BEAUVAIS, Albertus Magnus, Vincent   ISIDORE, Bishop of Seville   RONDELETIUS   BELONIUS   SALVIENUS   FALLOPE   EUSTACHIUS   VESALIUS   HARVEY   DUVERNEY   HALLER   BUFFON   DAUBENTON   CAMPER   SPALLANZANI   LINNAEUS   BAUHIN   
Abstract
Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 31
Heading: Iodic Acid: Error of Sir Humphry Davy, Corrected
Category: Chemistry   History Of Science   Illusions   False Scientific Doctrines   
Topic: ["All authors" take for granted the existence of iodo-sulphuric, iodo-nitric, and iodo-phosphoric acids, because they were described by Davy. Serullas has now disproved the existence of these compounds having procured pure iodic acid]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   SERULLAS, M.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
, 21/12/1829
Issue: 117, 23/01/30 p. 45, Section: Science
Heading: Antiquity of the Sciences, Para 5
Category: Astronomy   History Of Science   
Topic: [Astronomy is the oldest science, according to Cuvier. The Chinese observed an eclipse in 776 B.C.]
Person: CUVIER   CALLISTHENES   ARISTOTLE   
Source: Cuvier: First Lecture on the Natural Sciences   
Lecture
Issue: 117, 23/01/30 p. 46
Heading: Period of the first formation of the Egyptian Delta
Category: Geology   History Of Science   
Topic: [The successive beds of Nile mud show that 2000 years before Christ the Nile Delta must not have existed. This confirms an account of Herodotus]
Person: CUVIER   HERODOTUS   

Issue: 126, 27/03/30 p. 186-187
Heading: Photometry. Conversazione at the Royal Institution
Category: Physics   Light   Heat   Geography   Alps   History Of Science   
Topic: [Ritchie`s lecture on] the comparison of the relative intensity of light
Person: RITCHIE   RUMFORD, Count   GAUTHIER   LANDER   WATSON   LESLIE   DRUMMOND   
Source: Watson: Chemical Essays   Encyclopaedia Britannica   
Institution: Royal Institution   Royal Society   
Lecture, 19/03/1830
Issue: 139, 26/06/30 p. 394
Heading: Dissection in the Middle Ages
Category: Medicine   Anatomy   Surgery   History Of Medicine   History Of Science   
Topic: [History of anatomical knowledge, from a lecture of Cuvier]
Person: CUVIER   GALEN   MUNDINUS   GABRIEL (of Zerbis)   ACHILLINI, Alexander   BERENGER, James (of Carpi)   ANGELO, Michael   DA VINCI, Leonardo   GUNTER   DURER, Albert   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
Lecture Ed`s Mark: "UNKNOWN"

Issue: 148, 28/08/30 p. 542
Category: Geography   Exploration   History Of Science   Illusions   False Scientific Doctrines   
Topic: [Bafin is about to publish manuscripts to show that the Scandinavians visited America long before Columbus]
Person: BAFIN, M.   SILLIMAN   COLUMBUS   SEGVALSONS, Erling   HORDASON, Biorne   ADDSON, Endride   
Source: American Journal of Science   

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Reviews

Issue: 120, 13/02/30 p. 82-83
Heading: Sir H. Davy`s Posthumous Work
Category: Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Christian Religion   Geology   Astronomy   Physics   Chemistry   
Title: Consolations in Travel; or, The Last Days of a Philosopher
Author: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Attribution: Late President of the Royal Society
Institution: Royal Society   

Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 276-278
Heading: Lardner`s Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Category: Encyclopaedias   Physics   Mechanics   Popularization Of Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Philosophy   Natural Philosophy   Manufactures   Labour   Inventions   Creativity   
Title: A Treatise on Mechanics
Author: KATER, Capt. Henry   LARDNER, Rev. Dionysius   
Attribution: R. S.; LL. D.; F. R. S.

Issue: 134, 22/05/30 p. 305-306
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Professional Ethics   History Of Science   Education   Astronomy   Geography   Geodesy   
Title: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes
Author: BABBAGE, Charles   
Institution: Royal Society   Government Office of Ordnance   Board of Longitude   

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