Syllabus for Evgeny

Eggs, Sperm and Desire: Sex and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Karen Hollewand | Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies

“Within the seventeenth‐century Dutch Republic, humanism, empiricism and liberalism thrived…The Dutch Republic boasted a fertile environment for the science of sex owing to its tolerant intellectual setting and social freedom regarding sexual behaviour. “

Iconoclasm and Imagination: Gaston Bachelard’s Philosophy of Technoscience

Hub Zwart | Human Studies

“Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) occupies a unique position in the history of European thinking…While emphatically acknowledging the strength, precision and reliability of scientific knowledge compared to every-day experience, he saw literary phantasies as important supplementary sources of insight.”

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