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Theresa Levitt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.001.0001

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A Revolution in Representation

A Revolution in Representation

(p.11) 1 A Revolution in Representation
The Shadow of Enlightenment

Theresa Levitt

Oxford University Press

This chapter covers two aspects of Arago and Biot's early career: their travels in the Balearic Islands to make meridian measurements, and their education in color theory at the École Polytechnique. Even as they worked together, their differences began to emerge. Arago's republican sympathies were already clear, while Biot argued in favor of a strong central authority. Once they returned, they further split over the issue of color. Biot was the last adherent of Newtonian color theory, while Arago followed the work of Monge, Berthollet, Hassenfratz, and Neveu rejecting it.

Keywords:   Arago, Biot, meridian measurements, École Polytechnique, Newtonian color theory, Monge, Berthollet, Hassenfratz, Neveu

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