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  1. Reworking the Mechanical Value of Heat: Instruments of Precision and Gestures of Accuracy in Early Victorian England.Heinz Otto Sibum - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 26 (1):73-106.
  • The Two Cultures of Electricity: Between Entertainment and Edification in Victorian Science.Iwan Rhys Morus - 2007 - Science & Education 16 (6):593-602.
  • What Did Mathematics Do to Physics?Yves Gingras - 2001 - History of Science 39 (4):383-416.
  • Aesthetic Appreciation of Experiments: The Case of 18th-Century Mimetic Experiments.Alexander Rueger - 2002 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (1):49 – 59.
    This article analyzes a type of experiment, very popular in 18th-century natural philosophy, which has apparently not led to insights into nature but which was aesthetically especially attractive. These experiments--"mimetic experiments"--allow us to trace a connection between aesthetic appreciation in science and in art contemporaneous with the science. I use this case as a problem for McAllister's theory of aesthetic induction according to which aesthetic standards in science tend to be associated with empirical success and propose an alternative mechanism that (...)
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  • Manufacturing Nature: Science, Technology and Victorian Consumer Culture.Iwan Rhys Morus - 1996 - British Journal for the History of Science 29 (4):403-434.
    The public place of science and technology in Britain underwent a dramatic change during the first half of the nineteenth century. At the end of the eighteenth century, natural philosophy was still on the whole the province of a relatively small group of aficionados. London possessed only one institution devoted to the pursuit of natural knowledge: the Royal Society. The Royal Society also published what was virtually the only journal dealing exclusively with scientific affairs: the Philosophical Transactions. By 1851, when (...)
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