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Steno and the Philosophers

Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Volume: 276

Date de publication: 29 janvier 2018

Steno and the Philosophers offers an account of the life and works of the Danish scientist and theologian Nicolas Steno (1638-1686). Its aim is to study the intricate relations between philosophy, theology, and the emerging sciences (anatomy, medicine and geology in particular) in the early modern Republic of Letters through the biographical prism of one of its most fascinating members. Concentrating on Steno’s contributions to natural philosophy and his relations to philosophers, the volume portrays Steno, not only as an influential scientist and theologian, but also as a natural philosopher who played a pivotal, albeit ambivalent, role in the intellectual networks amongst philosophers and natural scientists in the late seventeenth century.

Contributors include Raphaële Andrault, Jakob Bek-Thomsen, Daniel Garber, Vasiliki Girgoropoulo, Eric Jorink, Troels Kardel, Mogens Lærke, Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen, Justin E. H. Smith, Frank Sobiech and Pina Totaro.


Raphaële Andrault, Ph. D. (2010), ENS de Lyon, is researcher at the CNRS. She has published monographs on early modern philosophy and life sciences, and a critical edition of Steno’s Discours sur l’anatomie du cerveau (Classiques Garnier, 2009).

Mogens Lærke, Ph. D. (2004), Paris IV; Hab. (2014), ENS de Lyon, is senior researcher at the CNRS. He authored Leibniz lecteur de Spinoza (Champion, 2008) and Les Lumières de Leibniz (Classiques Garnier, 2015), and more than seventy articles on early modern philosophy.
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    Dirigé par Mogens Lærke et Raphaele Andrault