Joseph Hooker: a philosophical botanist

Endersby, Jim (2008) Joseph Hooker: a philosophical botanist. Journal of Biosciences, 33 (2). pp. 163-169. ISSN 0250-5991

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The nineteenth-century British botanist, Joseph Dalton Hooker, was one of the people whose career became a model for that of the modern, professional scientist.However,he preferred to refer to himself as a philosophical botanist, rather than a professional. This paper explores the reasons for this choice,and analyses Hooker's imperial approach to plant classification, the consequences of which are still with us.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
Depositing User: Jim Endersby
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:19
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 10:48
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