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Locke and botany.

Abstract:

This paper argues that the English philosopher John Locke, who has normally been thought to have had only an amateurish interest in botany, was far more involved in the botanical science of his day than has previously been known. Through the presentation of new evidence deriving from Locke's own herbarium, his manuscript notes, journal and correspondence, it is established that Locke made a modest contribution to early modern botany. It is shown that Locke had close and ongoing relations with...

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10.1016/j.shpsc.2006.03.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
Volume:
37
Issue:
2
Pages:
151-171
Publication date:
2006-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-2499
ISSN:
1369-8486
URN:
uuid:449c4fb9-0ce4-4113-a352-82d0f6097c5c
Source identifiers:
130735
Local pid:
pubs:130735

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