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Knowledge, Power and Nature 1500-1700 - Term 2 Week 4


Seminar Reading

Shapin, Steven, and Schaffer, Simon, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Princeton, 1985), new forword and introduction.
-- or The House of experiment in seventeenth century England, Isis 79 (1988), 373-404

Cook, Harold, ‘Creative Misunderstandings: Chinese Medicine in Seventeenth-Century Europe’, Cultures in Motion. Edited by Daniel T. Rodgers, BhavaniRaman, and Helmut Reimitz, Princeton and Oxford, 2014, 215-240.

Pamela Smith, ‘Knowledge in Motion: Following Itineraries of Matter in the Early Modern World.’ In Cultures in Motion. Edited by Daniel T. Rodgers, Bhavani

Raman, and Helmut Reimitz (Princeton and Oxford 2014), pp. 109-133.

Seminar/Essay Questions


Further Reading

Kuriyama, Shigehisa, The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (New York, 1999)