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Science Against the Unbelievers: the correspondence of Bonnet and Needham, 1760-1780

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780729403399
ISBN-10: 0729403394
Author: Renato G. Mazzolini/Shirley A. Roe
Publication Date: 01-Jan-1986
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Table of Contents: 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 

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