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  1. M. D. Eddy (2010). Tools for Reordering: Commonplacing and the Space of Words in Linnaeus's Philosophia Botanica. Intellectual History Review 20 (2):227-252.
    While much has been written on the cultural and intellectual antecedents that gave rise to Carolus Linnaeus?s herbarium and his Systema Naturae, the tools that he used to transform his raw observations into nomenclatural terms and categories have been neglected. Focusing on the Philosophia Botanica, the popular classification handbook that he published in 1751, it can be shown that Linnaeus cleverly ordered and reordered the work by employing commonplacing techniques that had been part of print culture since the Renaissance. Indeed, (...)
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    M. D. Eddy (2004). Peter Walmsley: Locke's Essay and the Rhetoric of Science. In Margaret A. Simons, Marybeth Timmermann & Mary Beth Mader (eds.), Philosophical Writings. University of Illinois Press 25.
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    M. D. Eddy (2008). 'An Adept in Medicine': The Reverend Dr William Laing, Nervous Complaints and the Commodification of Spa Water. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 39 (1):1-13.
    This essay addresses mineral water as a medical, experimental and economic material. It focuses on the career of the Reverend Dr William Laing , a physician and cleric who wrote two pamphlets about the water of provincial spa located in Peterhead, a town on the north-east coast of Scotland. I begin by outlining his education and I then reconstruct the medical theory that guided his efforts to identify tonics in the well’s water. Next, I explain why Laing and several other (...)
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  4. M. D. Eddy (2008). ‘An Adept in Medicine’: The Reverend Dr William Laing, Nervous Complaints and the Commodification of Spa Water. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (1):1-13.
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    M. D. Eddy (2004). Elements, Principles and the Narrative of Affinity. Foundations of Chemistry 6 (2):161-175.
    In the 18th century, the concept of ‘affinity’, ‘principle’ and ‘element’ dominated chemical discourse, both inside and outside the laboratory. Although much work has been done on these terms and the methodological commitments which guided their usage, most studies over the past two centuries have concentrated on their application as relevant to Lavoisier's oxygen theory and the new nomenclature. Kim's affinity challenges this historiographical trajectory by looking at several French chemists in the light of their private thoughts, public disputations and (...)
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    M. D. Eddy (2006). The Medium of Signs: Nominalism, Language and the Philosophy of Mind in the Early Thought of Dugald Stewart. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 37 (3):373-393.
    In 1792 Dugald Stewart published Elements of the philosophy of the human mind. In its section on abstraction he declared himself to be a nominalist. Although a few scholars have made brief reference to this position, no sustained attention has been given to the central role that it played within Stewart’s early philosophy of mind. It is therefore the purpose of this essay to unpack Stewart’s nominalism and the intellectual context that fostered it. In the first three sections I aver (...)
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    M. D. Eddy (2006). The Medium of Signs: Nominalism, Language and the Philosophy of Mind in the Early Thought of Dugald Stewart. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37 (3):373-393.
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    M. D. Eddy (2001). Geology, Minerology and Time in John Walker's University of Edinburgh Natural History Lectures (1779-1803). History of Science 39 (1):95-119.
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  9. M. D. Eddy (2003). Brian Nance.Turquet de Mayerne as Baroque Physician: The Art of Medical Portraiture. Xiii + 237 Pp., Illus., Tables, Bibl., Index. New York: Rodopi, 2001. $23. [REVIEW] Isis 94 (3):528-529.
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  10. M. D. Eddy (2003). CHARLES W. J. WITHERS, Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland Since 1520. Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography, 33. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. Xvii+310. ISBN 0-521-64202-7. £45.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 36 (1):87-127.
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  11. M. D. Eddy (2004). Fallible or Inerrant? A Belated Review of the Constructivists Bible. British Journal for the History of Science 37 (1):93-98.
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  12. M. D. Eddy (2009). Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.Protogaea. Translated and Edited by Claudine Cohen and Andre Wakefield. Xlii + 173 Pp., Illus., Figs., App., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2008. $55. [REVIEW] Isis 100 (3):657-658.
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  13. M. D. Eddy (2005). Hugh Torrens, the Practice of British Geology, 1750–1850. Variorum Collected Studies Series, Cs736. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002. Pp. 372. Isbn 0-86078-876-8. £59.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 38 (2):231-232.
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  14. M. D. Eddy (2008). Richard B. Sher.The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth‐Century Britain, Ireland, and America. Xxvi + 815 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Apps., Bibl., Index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. $40. [REVIEW] Isis 99 (1):187-189.
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  15. M. D. Eddy (2004). Ted Dadswell.The Selborne Pioneer: Gilbert White as Naturalist and Scientist: A Reexamination. 256 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2002. $89.95. [REVIEW] Isis 95 (4):703-703.
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  16. M. D. Eddy (2005). W ILLIAM R. N EWMAN, Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey, an American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution. With a New Forward. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Pp. Xxiv+348. ISBN 0-226-57714-7. £19.50, $27.50 . W ILLIAM R. N EWMAN and L AWRENCE M. P RINCIPE, Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2002. Pp. Xv+344. ISBN 0-226-57711-2. £28.00, $40.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 38 (3):364.
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