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Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction 3 Judith P. Zinsser Section I: Women Natural Philosophers Queen Christina's Metamorphosis: Her Alchemical World Soul and Fictional Gender Transformation 00 Susanna Åkerman Margaret Cavendish and the Microscope as Play 00 Hilda L. Smith The Many Representations of the Marquise Du Châtelet 00 Judith P. Zinsser Section II: Shifting Language, Shifting Roles The Gender of Nature and the Nature of Gender in Early Modern Natural Philosophy 00 Margaret J. Osler Neither Natural Philosophy, Nor Science, Nor Literature: Gender, Writing, and the Pursuit of Nature in Fontenelle's Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes habités 00 J. B. Shank Minerva and Venus: Algarotti's Newton for the Ladies 00 Franco Arato Section III: Women, Men, and the New Scientific Establishment Women and Science in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Different Social Practices, Different Textualities and Different Kinds of Science 00 Lynette Hunter Joanna Stephens's Medicine and the Experimental Philosophy 00 Stephen Clucas The Invisible Economy of Science: A New Approach to the History of Gender and Astronomy at the Eighteenth-Century Berlin Academy of Sciences 00 Monika Mommertz, translated by Julia Baker Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova and Women's Issues in Russia in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 00 Grigory A. Tishkin, translated by Albina Krymskaya Index 00 About the Authors 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Feminism and science.
Sexism in science -- Europe -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Science -- Europe -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.