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    Matthew L. Jones (2006). The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz and the Cultivation of Virtue. University of Chicago Press.
    The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution presents a triptych showing how three key early modern scientists, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, and Gottfried ...
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  2. Peter Dear, Ian Hacking, Matthew L. Jones, Lorraine Daston & Peter Galison (2012). Objectivity in Historical Perspective. Metascience 21 (1):11-39.
    Objectivity in historical perspective Content Type Journal Article Category Book Symposium Pages 11-39 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9597-2 Authors Peter Dear, Department of History, Cornell University, 435 McGraw Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA Ian Hacking, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 170 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5R 2M8, Canada Matthew L. Jones, Department of History, Columbia University, 514 Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027, USA Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany (...)
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    Matthew L. Jones (2001). Writing and Sentiment: Blaise Pascal, the Vacuum, and the Pensées. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (1):139-181.
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    Matthew L. Jones (2001). Descartes's Geometry as Spiritual Exercise. Critical Inquiry 28 (1):40-71.
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    Matthew L. Jones (2010). Matters of Fact. Modern Intellectual History 7 (3):629-642.
    At the end of Matters of Exchange , Harold Cook's major revisionist account of the early modern scientific revolution, he locates the political and economic writings of Bernard Mandeville within the practices and values of contemporaneous Dutch observational medicine. Like Mandeville, Cook describes the potency of early modern capitalism and its attendant value system in generating industry and knowledge; like Mandeville, Cook finds coercive systems of moral regulation to be mistaken in their estimation of human capacities; and like Mandeville, Cook (...)
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  6. Matthew L. Jones (2003). Barbara J. Shapiro.A Culture of Fact: England, 1550–1720. Xii+284 Pp., Index. Ithaca, N.Y./London: Cornell University Press, 2000. $42.50. [REVIEW] Isis 94 (4):712-713.
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  7. Matthew L. Jones (2009). Rhodri Lewis.Language, Mind, and Nature: Artificial Languages in England From Bacon to Locke.Xvi + 262 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. $90. [REVIEW] Isis 100 (1):159-160.
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  8. Matthew L. Jones (2007). Stephen A. McKnight.The Religious Foundations of Francis Bacon’s Thought. Xii + 193 Pp., Figs., App., Bibl., Index. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006. $37.50. [REVIEW] Isis 98 (2):387-388.
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  9. Matthew L. Jones (2006). The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue. University of Chicago Press.
    Amid the unrest, dislocation, and uncertainty of seventeenth-century Europe, readers seeking consolation and assurance turned to philosophical and scientific books that offered ways of conquering fears and training the mind—guidance for living a good life. _The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution_ presents a triptych showing how three key early modern scientists, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, and Gottfried Leibniz, envisioned their new work as useful for cultivating virtue and for pursuing a good life. Their scientific and philosophical innovations stemmed in (...)
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  10. Matthew L. Jones (2004). W. R. Laird.The Unfinished Mechanics of Giuseppe Moletti: An Edition and English Translation of His Dialogue on Mechanics, 1576. Viii + 222 Pp., Illus., Figs., App., Bibl., Index. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000. $55. [REVIEW] Isis 95 (2):288-289.
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  11. Matthew L. Jones (2006). William R. Shea.Designing Experiments and Games of Chance: The Unconventional Science of Blaise Pascal. Xii + 354 Pp., Figs., Bibl., Index. Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2003. $39.95. [REVIEW] Isis 97 (3):561-562.
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