Science Against the Unbelievers

BookScience Against the Unbelievers

Science Against the Unbelievers

the correspondence of Bonnet and Needham, 1760-1780

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment

1986

January 1st, 1986

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Contents6
List of illustrations8
List of abbreviations10
Preface and acknowledgements12
Biographical note: Charles Bonnet14
Biographical note: John Turberville Needham20
Introduction26
1. The correspondence28
2. The generation of living things32
3. Metaphysics and epistemology78
4. Revealed religion, materialism, and unbelievers87
5. Needham's controversy with Voltaire6
6. The 'bust of Isis' and the sacred chronology121
7. Cosmogony and the theory of the Earth133
8. Bonnet and the Genevan political crisis, 1765-1768154
9. Needham and the Brussels Academy of Sciences170
10. The controversy over Schirach's experiments on bees182
The letters196
Note on the text198
1. Needham to Bonnet, 28 August 1760200
2. Bonnet to Needham, 16 September 1760206
3. Needham to Bonnet, 26 September 1760210
4. Bonnet to Needham, 31 October 1760212
5. Needham to Bonnet, 15 November 1760214
6. Bonnet to Needham, 20 December 1760215
7. Needham to Bonnet, 10 January 1761218
8. Bonnet to Needham, 20 February 1761221
9. Bonnet to Needham, 29 May 1761224
10. Bonnet to Needham, 16 June 1761226
11. Needham to Bonnet, 11 July 1761227
12. Needham to Bonnet, 21 September 1761231
13. Needham to Bonnet, 30 September 1761232
14. Bonnet to Needham, 31 December 1761234
15. Needham to Bonnet, 13 February 1762238
16. Bonnet to Needham, 2 March 1762240
17. Needham to Bonnet, 30 June 1764242
18. Bonnet to Needham, [July 1764]245
19. Needham to Bonnet, 3 August 1765246
20. Bonnet to Needham, 5 August 1765248
21. Needham to Bonnet, 28 August 1765250
22. Bonnet to Needham, 10 September 1765251
23. Needham to Bonnet, 16 August 1766254
24. Bonnet to Needham, 5 September 1766261
25. Bonnet to Needham, 28 November 1766265
26. Needham to Bonnet, 6 January 1767268
27. Bonnet to Needham, 7 March 1767271
28. Needham to Bonnet, 14 December 1767273
29. Needham to Bonnet, 8 June 1768275
30. Bonnet to Needham, 13 July 1768279
31. Needham to Bonnet, 25 August 1768282
32. Needham to Bonnet, 3 December 1768284
33. Bonnet to Needham, 26 December 1768286
34. Needham to Bonnet, 31 December 1768287
35. Needham to Bonnet, 14 March 1769290
36. Bonnet to Needham, 8 April 1769293
37. Bonnet to Needham, 8 July 1769296
38. Needham to Bonnet, 21 August 1769298
39. Bonnet to Needham, 16 September 1769299
40. Needham to Bonnet, 1 January 1770300
41. Bonnet to Needham, 17 February 1770305
42. Bonnet to Needham, 1 June 1770314
43. Needham to Bonnet, 26 June 1770315
44. Bonnet to Needham, 29 September 1770317
45. Needham to Bonnet, 23 October 1770321
46. Needham to Bonnet, 16 July 1773323
47. Bonnet to Needham, 18 September 1773324
48. Needham to Bonnet, 28 October (September) 1779332
49. Bonnet to Needham, 8 November 1779338
50. Needham to Bonnet, 25 November 1779343
51. Bonnet to Needham, [8] March 1780348
52. Needham to Bonnet, 17 March 1780352
53. Bonnet to Needham, 18 April 1780358
Appendices360
A. Needham's genealogy362
B. Needham's 'Memoire sur la Generation'363
C. Needham's extant manuscripts and correspondence365
Bibliography368
Index414