4. Review-Interview with Stephen Gaukroger

  • Charles T. Wolfe Ghent University

Abstract

Stephen Gaukroger’s the Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1739-1841 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 416 p., ISBN 9780198757634, £30.00) has a much more pronounced Germanic flavor than the previous ones, the Emergence of a Scientific Culture (2006) and the Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility (2010). If the earlier books were ‘Gaukroger meets the Scientific Revolution’ or ‘Gaukroger meets the Enlightenment’, this one is ‘Gaukroger meets the Two Cultures’ (or the problem of Natur- and Geisteswissenschaften) and moreover, Gaukroger meets Herder. Of this book and its background we have discussed with the author. 

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Diogenes (cover for Wolfe's RI with Gaukroger)
Published
2017-01-12
Section
Notes