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Gatekeepers of Knowledge by Deirdre Barron, Margaret Zeegers

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From the bookshelves to the study

A reading public

Previous generations had lived in the various phases of the Age of Enlightenment, with enormous social, economic, cultural and political changes, marked by human intervention not only in the social and commercial world, but also in the physical. Newton had developed his theory of gravity, Harvey had found that blood travelled around the body via a circulatory system, science (not taught in schools or universities as it was considered unsuitable for educational activity) was pursued by learned men in societies set up for the purpose. Great philosophers such as John Stuart Mill (1910, writing in the 1860s and 1870s) published works on what were previously unthinkable topics such as liberty ...

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