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Review: Moira R. Rogers, Newtonianism For The Ladies And Other Uneducated Souls: The Popularization Of Science In Leipzig, 1687-1750 (New York, 2003), Andre Wakefield May 2005

Review: Moira R. Rogers, Newtonianism For The Ladies And Other Uneducated Souls: The Popularization Of Science In Leipzig, 1687-1750 (New York, 2003), Andre Wakefield

Pitzer Faculty Publications and Research

Reviewed work: Moira R. Rogers. Newtonianism for the Ladies and Other Uneducated Souls: The Popularization of Science in Leipzig, 1687-1750. New York and Bern: Peter Lang, 2003. xiii + 181 pp. $61.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8204-5029-2.


Christianity And Craft Guilds In Late Medieval England: A Rational Choice Analysis, Gary Richardson Apr 2005

Christianity And Craft Guilds In Late Medieval England: A Rational Choice Analysis, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

In late-medieval England, craft guilds simultaneously pursued piety and profit. Why did guilds pursue those seemingly unrelated goals? What were the consequences of that combination? Theories of organizational behavior answer those questions. Craft guilds combined spiritual and occupational endeavors because the former facilitated the success of the latter and vice versa. The reciprocal nature of this relationship linked the ability of guilds to attain spiritual and occupational goals. This link between religion and economics at the local level connected religious and economic trends in the wider world.


Review: Bettina Wahrig And Werner Sohn, Eds. Zwischen Aufklärung, Policey Und Verwaltung. Zur Genese Des Medizinalwesens, 1750-1850 (Wiesbaden, 2003), Andre Wakefield Mar 2005

Review: Bettina Wahrig And Werner Sohn, Eds. Zwischen Aufklärung, Policey Und Verwaltung. Zur Genese Des Medizinalwesens, 1750-1850 (Wiesbaden, 2003), Andre Wakefield

Pitzer Faculty Publications and Research

Reviewed work: Bettina Wahrig; Werner Sohn (Editors). Zwischen Aufklärung, Policey, und Verwaltung Zur Genese des Medizinalwesens, 1750–1850. 212 pp., index. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003. €59.


Totalitarian Science And Technology, Paul R. Josephson Jan 2005

Totalitarian Science And Technology, Paul R. Josephson

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In Totalitarian Science and Technology Paul Josephson considers how physicists, biologists, and engineers have fared in totalitarian regimes. Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin relied on scientists and engineers to build the infrastructure of their states. The military power of their regimes was largely based on the discovery of physicists and biologists. They sought to use biology to transform nature, including their citizens, with murderous effect in Nazi Germany. They expected scientists to devote themselves entirely to the goals of the state, and were intolerant of deviation from state-sponsored programs and ideology. As a result, physicists, biologists, and engineers suffered from ...