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Inventing Human Nature

Readings:

Wokler, Robert, Anthropology and Conjectural History in the Enlightenment’, in Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains, ed. by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler, pp. 31-52

Porter, Roy, ‘Medical Science and the Enlightenment’, in Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains, ed. by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler, pp. 53-87

Smith, Roger, ‘The Language of Human Nature’, in Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains, ed. by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler, pp. 88-111

Jordanova, Ludmilla, ‘Sex and Gender’, in Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains, ed. by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler, pp. 152-183

Further Readings:  

Blanckaert, Claude, ‘Buffon and the Natural History of Man: Writing History and the ‘Foundational Myth’ of Anthropology’, History of the Human Sciences 6 (1993): 13-50

Carrithers, David, ‘The Enlightenment Science of Society’, in Inventing Human Sciences: Eighteenth-Century Domains, ed. by Christopher Fox, Roy Porter and Robert Wokler (Berkeley, 1995), pp. 232-270.

Duden, Barbara, The Women Beneath the Skin: A Doctor’s Patients in Eighteenth Century German Cambridge, 1991)

Foucault, Michel, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences (1966) (London, 1970)

Figlio, Karl, ‘The Historiography of Scientific Medicine: An Invitation to the Human Sciences’, Comparative Studies in Society and History 19 (1977): 262-286

Fox, Christopher, ‘Defining Eighteenth-Century Psychology: Some Problems and Perspectives’, in Psychology and Literature in the Eighteenth Century, ed. by Christopher Fox (New York, 1987), 1-22

Gutting, Gary, Michel Foucault’s Archaeology of Scientific Reason (Cambridge, 1980)

Jones, Peter (ed.), The Science of Man in the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh, 1989)

Jordanova, Ludmilla, ‘Medical Mediations: Mind, Body, and the Guillotine’, History Workshop 28 (1989)

Moravia, S., ‘The Enlightenment and the Science of Man’, History of Science 18 (1980): 247-268

Moscucci, The Science of Woman: Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800-1929 (Cambridge, 1990)

Laqueur, Thomas, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Cambridge 1990)

Outram, Dorinda, The Body and the French Revolution: Sex, Class, and Political Culture (New Haven, 1989)

Porter, Roy/Teich, Mikulas (eds), Enlightenment in National Context (Cambridge, 1981)

Schiebinger, Londa, The Mind Has No Sex? Women and the Origin of Modern Science (Cambridge, 1989)

Smith, Roger, ‘Does the History of Psychology Have a Subject?’ History of the Human Sciences 1 (1988): 147-177

Tomaselli, Sylvana, ‘Reflections on the History of the Science of Women’, History of Science 29 (1991): 185-205

Vidal, Fernando, Psychology in the Eighteenth-Century’, History of the Human Sciences 6 (1993): 89-119

Ibid., ‘Psychology in the 18th Century: A View from the Encylopaedias’, History of the Human Sciences 6 (1993): 89-119

Olsen, Richard, ‘The Human Sciences’, in Cambridge History of Science,vol. 4: The Eighteenth Century (Cambridge, 2003), pp. 436-437.