Science Against the Unbelievers

the correspondence of Bonnet and Needham, 1760-1780

Renato G. Mazzolini and Shirley A. Roe

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ISBN: 9780729403399

Publication: January 1, 1986

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 243

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List of illustrations

List of abbreviations 

Preface and acknowledgements 

Biographical note: Charles Bonnet 

Biographical note: John Turberville Needham 

Introduction 

1. The correspondence 

2. The generation of living things 

3. Metaphysics and epistemology 

4. Revealed religion, materialism, and unbelievers 

5. Needham's controversy with Voltaire 

6. The 'bust of Isis' and the sacred chronology 

7. Cosmogony and the theory of the Earth 

8. Bonnet and the Genevan political crisis, 1765-1768 

9. Needham and the Brussels Academy of Sciences 

10. The controversy over Schirach's experiments on bees 

The letters 

Appendices 

A. Needham's genealogy 

B. Needham's 'Mémoire sur la Generation' 

C. Needham's extant manuscripts and correspondence 

Bibliography 

Index 

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

429 Pages

Copyright: © 1986

ISBN: 9780729403399

Publication: January 1, 1986

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 243

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