Invited public talk, concluding the afternoon session of the ‘Nacht van Descartes’ of the University of Utrecht, Descartes Centre for the History of the Natural Sciences and Humanities, 2 October 2008. Full title Descartes agonistes: The ‘Real’ Descartes Stands Up–How the agendas, identities, rebellions, successes, failures and delusions of ‘youth’ (1618-33) generated the historians’ mature Descartes.
This paper invited by the Centre for the History of Science, University of Ghent, is based in part on work originally pursued with Dr Alan B. H. Taylor. It examines how knowledge claims were manufactured and communicated at the early Royal Society. We examine the Society’s organisationally sedimented patterns of decision-making and action-taking. This cuts across […]
J. A. Schuster: What was Early 17th Century Physico-Mathematics, for Quadrennial Conference of the US, UK and Canadian History of Science Societies, Keble College Oxford, July 2008: Double Session on Connecting Disciplines: Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Reason in the Early-Modern Era, organised by Stephen Gaukroger and John Schuster.
J.A. Schuster, From Natural Philosophy to Sciences: Transformations, Not Ruptures in Early Modern Knowledge Networks –the Disputed Case of the Early Royal Society: Conference of ARC Network of Early European Researchers [NEER] July 2007. Note: This item had over 19700 hits on the previous iteration of this website. I might very well suspect why this […]
John A. Schuster, ‘Bruno’s (No History Required) Tour of the Past’ This paper on the historiographical implications of Latour’s early work was originally delivered at 1989 Conference of the Australasian Assoc for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, and then published in a set of working papers on ‘Deconstructing Bruno Latour’ by the University of […]