Introduction: Doing What Comes NaturallyLorraine Daston and Fernando VidalPART ONE. VALUES1. Measuring Authority, Authoritative Measures: Hesiod's Works and DaysLaura M. Slatkin2. Nature in Person: Medieval and Renaissance Allegories and EmblemsKatharine Park3. Burning The Fable of the Bees: The Incendiary Authority of NatureDanielle Allen4. Attention and the Values of Nature in the EnlightenmentLorraine Daston5. The Erotic Authority of Nature: Science, Art, and the Female during Goethe's Italian JourneyRobert J. Richards6. Nature and Bildung: Pedagogical Naturalism in Nineteenth-Century GermanyEckhardt Fuchs7. Economics, Ecology, and the Value of NatureMatt PricePART TWO. NECESSITY AND FREEDOM8. Trouble in the Earthly Paradise: The Regime of Nature in Late Medieval Christian CultureJoan Cadden9. Nature on Trial: Acts "Against Nature" in the Law Courts of Early Modern Germany and SwitzerlandHelmut Puff10. Onanism, Enlightenment Medicine, and the Immanent Justice of NatureFernando Vidal11. Ants and the Nature of Nature in Auguste Forel, Erich Wasmann, and William Morton WheelerA. J. Lustig12. "To Become As One Dead": Nature and the Political Subject in Modern JapanJulia Adeney Thomas13. Liberation through Control in the Body Politics of U.S. Radical FeminismMichelle MurphyPART THREE. BOUNDARIES14. Complexio/Complexion: Categorizing Individual Natures, 1250-1600Valentin Groebner15. Human Experimentation in the Eighteenth Century: Natural Boundaries and Valid TestingLonda Schiebinger16. Nature and Nation in Chinese Political Thought: The National Essence Circle in Early-Twentieth-Century ChinaFa-ti Fan17. When Pollen Became Poison: A Cultural Geography of Ragweed in AmericaGregg Mitman18. Three Roots of Human Recency: Molecular Anthropology, the Refigured Acheulean, and the UNESCO Response to AuschwitzRobert N. ProctorList of ContributorsBibliographyIndex
Lorraine Daston (Editor)
Lorraine Daston is director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and is visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
Fernando Vidal (Editor)
Lorraine Daston is the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is the author of Classical Probability in the Enlightenment, coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150 1750, and editor of Biographies of Scientific Objects, the last published by the University of Chicago Press. Fernando Vidal is a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He is author of Piaget before Piaget and the forthcoming Analyse et sauvegarde de l'âme au siècle des Lumières.