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Who did the work? Experimental philosophers and public demonstrators in Augustan England.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>06/1995
<mark>Journal</mark>British Journal for the History of Science
Issue number2
Number of pages26
Pages (from-to)131-156
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The growth of modern science has been accompanied by the growth of professionalization. We can unquestionably speak of professional science since the nineteenth century, although historians dispute about where, when and how much. It is much more problematic and anachronistic to do so of the late seventeenth century, despite the familiar view that the period saw the origin of modern experimental science. This paper explores the broad implications of that problem.

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http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BJH The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, British Journal for the History of Science, 28 (2), pp 131-156 1995 © 1995 Cambridge University Press.