Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
G. J. Grinnell.
An examination of Buffon's theories of natural history and Physiocratic doctrines, which treats them as products of the same socio-economic pressures; that is, as responses to the pressures created by the material requirements of the French war-machine and by the necessity of reconciling aristocratic and bourgeois ethical systems. Includes a study of the use of Newtonian ideas to undermine the social, economic and moral foundations of the Ancien Regime end to justify man's domination of nature.
Rowles, Catherine Mary Clegg, "Buffon, The Physiocrats And The Rule Of Nature." (1978). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5830.
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