READ Science Incarnate Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge
Aging and often just as pointless Vividly written and well illustrated Science Incarnate offers concrete historical answers to such skeptical uestions about the relationships between body mind and knowledgeFocusing on the seventeenth century to the present Science Incarnate explores how intellectuals sought to establish the value and authority of their ideas through public displays of their private ways of life Patterns of eating sleeping exercising being ill and having or avoiding sex as well as the marks of gender and bodi.
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Ly form were proof of the presence or absence of intellectual virtue integrity skill and authority Intellectuals examined in detail include René Descartes Isaac Newton Charles Darwin and Ada Lovelace Science Incarnate is at once very funny and deeply serious addressing issues of crucial importance to present day discussions about the nature of knowledge and how it is produced It incorporates much that will interest cultural and social historians historians of science and medicine philosophers sociologists and anthropologist.
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Ever since Greek antiuity disembodied knowledge has often been taken as synonymous with objective truth Yet we also have very specific mental images of the kinds of bodies that house great minds the ascetic philosopher versus the hearty surgeon for example Does truth have anything to do with the belly What difference does it make to the pursuit of knowledge whether Einstein rode a bicycle Russell was randy or Darwin flatulentBringing body and knowledge into such intimate contact is occasionally seen as funny sometimes as enr.