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Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan and the Geneva connection

Subtitle:
scientific networking in the eighteenth century
Abstract:

This study illustrates the significance of Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan’s networking in the spread of Enlightenment thought. It focuses primarily on the unpublished correspondence between Mairan and the Geneva scientists, Firmin Abauzit, Gabriel Cramer, Jean Jallabert and Charles Bonnet.
Mairan was an assiduous correspondent whose letters reveal the progress of scientific thought in the first three quarters of the eighteenth century. Despite the high regard in which of his contemporar...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
Local pid:
VF1:292
Language:
English
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