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The Resource In pursuit of a scientific culture : science, art, and society in the Victorian age, Peter Allan Dale

In pursuit of a scientific culture : science, art, and society in the Victorian age, Peter Allan Dale

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In pursuit of a scientific culture : science, art, and society in the Victorian age
Title
In pursuit of a scientific culture
Title remainder
science, art, and society in the Victorian age
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Peter Allan Dale
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the preoccupations of Victorian writers was the search for a philosophical replacement of romanticism. This book traces the course of that search. Peter Dale centers his analysis on positivism. In clear opposition to romanticism, positivism was militantly realistic and antiromantic. Its realism was based on observation of the structures of the natural world and on the scientific method that provided the way to understand those structures. Positivism became the dominant ideology of the later Victorian age; Dale argues that because of its influence on both practical and contemplative life, it was the true intellectual successor to romanticism. Dale approaches positivism through the important writings of George Henry Lewes, but extends his focus to include the effect of positivism on such writers as George Eliot, Leslie Stephen, Charles Darwin, George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, and others, in an attempt to show an ongoing engagement between science and the imagination
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DLC
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1943-
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Dale, Peter Allan
Dewey number
820.9/008
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
D35 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Science and literature
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  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Science
  • Positivism in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences dans la littérature
  • Positivisme dans la littérature
  • Literatur
  • Positivismus
  • Geschichte (1839-1901)
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Kunst
  • Geschichte (1832-1902)
  • Naturwissenschaften (Motiv)
  • Geschichte (1800-1900)
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Positivisme dans la littérature
  • Sciences
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In pursuit of a scientific culture : science, art, and society in the Victorian age, Peter Allan Dale
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-329) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Positivism and the art of thinking -- Modes of totality: romantic metaphysics and Victorian science -- An initial parting of the ways: Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill on logical fictions -- Part Two: The prophetic center -- The biological structure of thought: G.H. Lewes' scientific realism -- A world wrapped in words: George Eliot and the irrecoverable language of nature -- A new theory of the symbol: the impact of Helmholtz and Darwin on Lewes' mature theory of mind - From new physics to New Jerusalem: George Eliot's scientific pragmatism -- Part Three: The social determination of the self -- Beyond humanism: Leslie Stephen's scientific ethics -- Science and the comedic vision: Stephen's criticism and George Meredith's art -- Part Four: The alienation of mind -- Reversing the positivist oracle: the unvisionary company of Darwin, Maudsley, and Hardy -- "The best consummation possible": physical entropy in Hardy and Freud -- Conclusion: towards the new century
Control code
19590267
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 338 pages
Isbn
9780299122607
Lccn
89040251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1281945
Label
In pursuit of a scientific culture : science, art, and society in the Victorian age, Peter Allan Dale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Positivism and the art of thinking -- Modes of totality: romantic metaphysics and Victorian science -- An initial parting of the ways: Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill on logical fictions -- Part Two: The prophetic center -- The biological structure of thought: G.H. Lewes' scientific realism -- A world wrapped in words: George Eliot and the irrecoverable language of nature -- A new theory of the symbol: the impact of Helmholtz and Darwin on Lewes' mature theory of mind - From new physics to New Jerusalem: George Eliot's scientific pragmatism -- Part Three: The social determination of the self -- Beyond humanism: Leslie Stephen's scientific ethics -- Science and the comedic vision: Stephen's criticism and George Meredith's art -- Part Four: The alienation of mind -- Reversing the positivist oracle: the unvisionary company of Darwin, Maudsley, and Hardy -- "The best consummation possible": physical entropy in Hardy and Freud -- Conclusion: towards the new century
Control code
19590267
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 338 pages
Isbn
9780299122607
Lccn
89040251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1281945

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