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L’Abbé Pluche entre spectacle et interprétation

ContributorsRatcliff, Marc
Published inEcrire la nature au XVIIIe siècle, Autour de l’abbé Pluche, Editors Françoise Gevrey, Julie Boch et Jean-Louis Haquette, p. 55-68
PublisherParis : Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne
Publication date2006

The history of the study of nature in Frenchlanguage from 1730 to 1760 is marked by a number of different authors who gave very different connotations and contours to the question of the actuality of scientific knowledge. This article attempts to sketch some of these lines of force that gradually transformed the study of nature from exteriority to interiority, from simplicity to abstraction, and from spectacle to interpretation.

  • Vulgarization history
  • Noël-Antoine Pluche
  • Actuality of scientific knowledge
  • History of natural sciences
  • Eighteenth century science
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RATCLIFF, Marc. L’Abbé Pluche entre spectacle et interprétation. In: Ecrire la nature au XVIIIe siècle, Autour de l’abbé Pluche. Paris : Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2006. p. 55–68.
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