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Issue: 094, 12/08/29 p. 501
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. V. Wycliffe
Category: Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Philosophy Of Education   Christian Religion   
Topic: [Article, from a series on influential thinkers, containing a discussion on the nature of social reform. Popularisation of science is regarded as one way to achieve this (as opposed to "improving" a few people). It is best, like Wycliffe, to address everyone equally, without sacrificing scientific accuracy and detailed knowledge, by appealing to a universal moral sense]
Person: WYCLIFFE, John   PETRARCH   BOCCACCIO   CHAUCER   OCCAM   WYKEHAM, William of   DU GUESCLIN   FROISSART   RIENZI   HILDEBRAND   ERASMUS   LUTHER   VAUGHAN [author of a life of Wycliffe, 1828]   LINGARD, Dr.   

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: 101, 30/09/29 p. 912
Heading: Westminster Review. Sept. 1829
Category: Periodicals   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: This is beyond contradiction the mechanical age, as some of its satirists in derision have been pleased to call it. [Satirical comment on the running of Westminster Review, referring to the belief in science and industry of its editor]. The editor, we are credibly informed, is the only human being on the establishment; and is merely employed in sorting and arranging the "articles" which the critical machine throws off with unrivalled celerity and precision [...]
Person: MACAULEY   
Source: Westminster Review   

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: 120, 13/02/30 p. 95, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Heading: The Use of Scientific Discoveries, Para 1
Category: Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Anecdote of Davy on the potential and growing use of science to society]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Source: Davy: Consolations in Travel   
Institution: Royal Society   

Issue: 124, 13/03/30 p. 158
Heading: Baron Heurteloup`s Lithotritic Operation
Category: Medicine   Urogenital System   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Heurteloup has given demonstrations at the "principal London medical institutions". The Athenaeum admires both his surgical skill and theoretical knowledge]
Person: HEURTELOUP, Baron   

Issue: 133, 15/05/30 p. 297-298
Heading: Geodesical Survey of Ireland. Royal Institution. Conversazione, April 7
Category: Geography   Geodesy   British Isles   Astronomy   The Earth   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Extension of the geodesical survey of Britain to include Ireland, which has been done on a larger scale than the survey of England. Improvement of methods, including the use of a geometrical "base line", to ensure greater accuracy. The physical difficulty of seeing distant points is converted, in this account, into a metaphor for the advancement of scientific knowledge.]
Person: FARADAY   COLBY, Col.   TROUGHTON   SIMS   
Institution: Government Office of Ordnance   East India Company   
Lecture, 07/04/1830
Issue: 138, 19/06/30 p. 378
Heading: Northern Asia. [Extracts from the Correspondence of Dr. Erman]
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Asia   Tibet   Russian Empire   Physics   Magnetism   Electromagnetism   Philosophy Of Science   Religion   
Topic: A Visit to the Lamas of Siberia. [Extracts from an originally private correspondence between Dr. Erman in Tibet and his father, Professor Erman in Berlin. They are introduced by an editorial note: "To the scientific observer, they will afford novel and attractive matter, whether his pursuits be directed to the spacious field of nature, or the less sublime, though scarcely less interesting, study of man"]
Person: HANSTEEN, Prof. (of Christiana)   DUE, Lieut. (of Christiana)   ERMAN, Dr.   ERMAN, Prof.   CHAMBA-LAMA   DALAI-LAMA of THIBET   GENTIMUR, Prince (Officer of the Cossacks)   
Letter, Spring, 1829 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 443-444
Heading: Steam-Carriages
Category: Steam Power   Physics   Mechanics   Engineering   Philosophy Of Science   Theory And Practice   
Topic: [The limitations of steam power. Steam engines could not be made to go up hills without making them wastefully large. As yet this only makes them suitable for level railways. It is impossible to predict what future changes may be made. In the case of steam navigation it took from 1736 (when the idea of steam-boats was first patented) to 1805, to put a boat to sea]
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 444
Heading: Sheathing of Ships
Category: Engineering   Materials Testing   Ships   Physics   Chemistry   Philosophy Of Science   Theory And Practice   
Topic: [Copper bottoms for ships are effective at stopping shells and seaweeds attaching themselves but the copper soon wears out. If the copper is in contact with zinc or iron, this does not happen. (Davy made some unsuccessful experiments on "sheathing" ships and another unnamed "scientific man" is working on the same thing now). Even if this research into electric action on metals may not be applied to the cladding of ships, it may be applied to other structures or in building]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 588-589
Heading: Manchester Railway
Category: Steam Power   Communication   Ships   Railways   Engineering   Inventions   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [A short article on the rapid advance of steam power in approximately twenty years, from the author`s first experience of a slow paddle steamer ride from Bath to Bristol to today`s "steam carriages, flying over the country at the rate of thirty miles an hour". The engines are described as if animate. There are general observations on the state of the arts]
Person: HUSKISSON   WELLINGTON, Duke of   

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Reviews

Issue: 094, 12/08/29 p. 497-498
Heading: The Pursuit of Knowledge
Category: Physics   Mechanics   Barometers   Philosophy Of Science   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Vol. III. Part I. The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties; illustrated by Anecdotes

Issue: 095, 19/08/29 p. 514-515
Heading: The Pursuit of Knowledge
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Biography   Mathematics   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Vol. III, Part I. The Pursuit of knowledge under Difficulties; illustrated by Anecdotes
Author: ANON   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 717-718
Heading: German Tales
Category: Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Mathematics   Literature   Poetry   
Title: Foreign Tales and Traditions; chiefly selected from the Fugitive Literature of Germany
Author: CUNNINGHAM, George G.   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 738
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Science   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Geology   
Title: Studies in Natural History; exhibiting a Popular View of the most striking and interesting Objects of the Material World. Illustrated by ten engravings
Author: RHIND, William   
Attribution: Member of the Royal Medical and Royal Physical Societies of Edinburgh
Institution: Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh   Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 740
Heading: Botany
Category: Botany   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   
Title: Rare or Remarkable Phaenogamous Plants collected in South Kent; with Descriptive Notices and Observations
Author: SMITH, Gerard Edwards   
Attribution: Of St. John`s College, Oxford
Institution: University of Oxford   

Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 749-750
Heading: Elements of Physics, Etc
Category: Physics   Natural Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Heat   
Title: Elements of Physics, or Natural Philosophy, General and Medical, explained independently of Technical Mathematics. In two volumes. Volume II. Part I comprehending the subjects of Heat and Light
Author: ARNOTT, Neil   
Attribution: M. D.; Of the Royal College of Physicians
Institution: Royal College of Physicians   

Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 751-753
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Mineralogy   Geology   Cosmology   
Title: The British Naturalist
Author: ANON   
1830
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 766-768
Heading: History of Scotland
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Popularization Of Science   Encyclopaedias   Literature   
Title: History of Scotland. Volume I, being the Commencement of Dr. Lardner`s Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Author: SCOTT, Sir Walter   
Attribution: Bart.
1830
Issue: 118, 30/01/30 p. 53
Heading: Hieroglyphics
Category: Archaeology   Philology   Philosophy Of Science   Steam Power   Christian Religion   
Title: Lectures on the Elements of Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Antiquities
Author: SPINETO, Marquis   

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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