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Promethean Ambitions

Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature

by William R. Newman

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemistry,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • History,
  • Science / History,
  • Alchemy,
  • Experiments,
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophy and science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9759054M
    ISBN 100226575241
    ISBN 109780226575247

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In Promethean Ambitions, William R. Newman ambitiously uses alchemy to investigate the thinning boundary between the natural and the artificial.

Focusing primarily on the period between andNewman examines the labors of pioneering alchemists and the impassioned--and often negative--responses to their efforts.5/5(4). In Promethean Ambitions, William R. Newman ambitiously uses alchemy to investigate the thinning boundary between the natural and the artificial.

Focusing primarily on the period between andNewman examines the labors of pioneering alchemists and the impassioned—and often negative—responses to their efforts/5(3). In Promethean Ambitions, William R. Newman ambitiously uses alchemy to investigate the thinning boundary between the natural and the artificial.

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William R. Newman is the Ruth Halls Professor in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University and the author of Gehennical Fire and Promethean Ambitions, as well as the coauthor of Alchemy Tried in the Fire (which was awarded the Pfizer Prize for the best book in the History of Science), all published by the University of Chicago Press/5.

The seed of Promethean Ambitions is clearly Newman’s seminal paper on ‘Technology and alchemical debate in the late middle ages’ (Isis, 80 [], ) which once inspired me to study the complimentary side in the history of the art-nature debate (‘The Notion of Nature in Chemistry’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 34 [], ).

While I should perhaps argue that Newman. Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature. by William R. Newman. Format: Hardcover Change. Write a review.

See All Buying Options. Add to Wish List I decided to give this book a try after listening to an interview of the author on the "MonsterTalk" podcast. The book is a fascinating read but is not the most accessible 5/5. Promethean ambition refers to a character's desire to overcome or conquer nature, referring to the Greek myth of stealing fire, which almost always See full answer below.

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Focusing primarily on the period between andNewman examines the labors of pioneering alchemists and the impassioned - and often negative - responses to. Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature William R. Newman Abstract. In this book, the author uses alchemy to investigate the thinning boundary between the natural and the artificial.

Focusing primarily on the period between andhe examines the labors of pioneering alchemists and the impassioned—and often. Get this from a library. Promethean ambitions: alchemy and the quest to perfect nature.

[William R Newman] -- In an age when the nature of reality is complicated daily by advances in bioengineering, cloning, and artificial intelligence, it is easy to forget that the. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Frankenstein, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

Through Victor and Walton, Frankenstein portrays human beings as deeply ambitious, and yet also deeply flawed. The setting is London, the period Victorian, but time and place are indeterminate and immaterial in Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein, a movie that flaunts its chronological and topographical help establish Victor as a universal archetype rather than a historical personage—he is the mad, hubristic, scientific genius, who has haunted our collective unconscious since the.

Promethean Panel Management provides school IT administrators with one place to go to manage all ActivPanel Elements series interactive displays within their organizations. Easily deploy remote over-the-air updates, enroll new panels, set permissions, and more. Learn More. Promethean Ambitions is extraordinarily rich in detail and for that reason in places is not an easy read, as Newman draws on a large number of well-known and obscure texts.

The chapters also seem long (Chapter 2 is 80 pages, for example), but Promethean Ambitions is an important and ambitious book that will reward the careful reader.William R Newman. William R. Newman is the Ruth Halls Professor in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University and the author of Gehennical Fire and Promethean Ambitions, as well as the coauthor of Alchemy Tried in the Fire (which was awarded the Pfizer Prize for the best book in the History of Science), all published by the University of Chicago Press.Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus Mary Shelley subtitled her novel "The Modern Prometheus." According to the Greeks, Prometheus stole fire from the gods.

As punishment, he was chained to a rock, where an eagle each day plucked at his liver.