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The Resource Victorian relativity : radical thought and scientific discovery, Christopher Herbert

Victorian relativity : radical thought and scientific discovery, Christopher Herbert

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Victorian relativity : radical thought and scientific discovery
Title
Victorian relativity
Title remainder
radical thought and scientific discovery
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Herbert
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the articles of faith of twentieth-century intellectual history is that the theory of relativity in physics sprang in its essentials from the unaided genius of Albert Einstein; another is that scientific relativity is unconnected to ethical, cultural, or epistemological relativisms. Victorian Relativity challenges these assumptions, unearthing a forgotten tradition of avant-garde speculation that took as its guiding principle "the negation of the absolute" and set itself under the militant banner of "relativity."Christopher Herbert shows that the idea of relativity page
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Herbert, Christopher
Dewey number
115
Index
index present
LC call number
BD221
LC item number
.H47 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relativity
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Relativity
  • Relativiteitstheorie
  • Radicalisme
  • Victoriaanse tijd
  • Relativismus
  • Wirklichkeit
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Erkenntnis
  • Relativität
Label
Victorian relativity : radical thought and scientific discovery, Christopher Herbert
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Preface: Relativity and Ideology; Introduction: The Conspiracy against Truth; Chapter 1: Difference, Unity, Proliferation; Chapter 2: Relativity and Authority; Chapter 3: The Relativity of Logic; Chapter 4: Karl Pearson and the Human Form Divine; Chapter 5: Frazer and Einstein; Afterword: Protagoras and History-Writing; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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690177209
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1 online resource (xv, 302 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780226327334
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780226327327
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)690177209
Label
Victorian relativity : radical thought and scientific discovery, Christopher Herbert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Preface: Relativity and Ideology; Introduction: The Conspiracy against Truth; Chapter 1: Difference, Unity, Proliferation; Chapter 2: Relativity and Authority; Chapter 3: The Relativity of Logic; Chapter 4: Karl Pearson and the Human Form Divine; Chapter 5: Frazer and Einstein; Afterword: Protagoras and History-Writing; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Control code
690177209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226327334
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780226327327
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)690177209

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