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Wishes are famously subverted – Book Review

The Future: A Very Short Introduction. Jennifer M. Gidley. Oxford University Press. 2017.

The Future. Nick Montfort. MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. 2018.

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In 1755, the scientific ingenuity and the profound belief in progress of the Enlightenment inspired the French philosophes Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond D’Alembert to create a new type of encyclopaedia, traditionally conceived of as […]

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    Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science – Book Review

Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science – Book Review

Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science. Marc Flandreau. University of Chicago Press. 2016.

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The focus of Marc Flandreau’s Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science is to unearth and explore the links between the development of early circles of anthropologists and the use of science in British imperial formal […]