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Vitalizing nature in the Enlightenment, Peter Hanns Reill

Label
Vitalizing nature in the Enlightenment
Title
Vitalizing nature in the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hanns Reill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study redraws the intellectual map of the Enlightenment and reassesses the legacy of that highly influential period for us today. Peter Hanns Reill argues that in the middle of the eighteenth century a major shift occurred in the way Enlightenment thinkers conceived of nature that caused many of them to reject the prevailing doctrine of mechanism and turn to a vitalistic model to account for phenomena in natural history, the life sciences, and chemistry. As he traces the ramifications of this new way of thinking through time and across disciplines, Reill complicates our understanding of the way key Enlightenment thinkers viewed nature. His sophisticated analysis ultimately questions postmodern narratives of a monolithic Enlightenment - characterized by the dominance of instrumental reason - that has led to many of the disasters of modern life."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
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Reill, Peter Hanns
Dewey number
509/.4/09033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.V65
LC item number
R45 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vitalism
  • Science
  • SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Science
  • Vitalism
  • Aufklärung
  • Naturphilosophie
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Natuur
  • Vitalisme (filosofie)
Label
Vitalizing nature in the Enlightenment, Peter Hanns Reill
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-366) 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
Prologue : the Humboldt brothers confront nature's sublimity -- 1. Storming "the temple of error" : Buffon, the Historie Naturelle, and the midcentury origins of Enlightenment vitalism -- 2. Learning to "read the book of nature" : vitalizing chemistry in the late Enlightenment -- 3. "Within the circle of organized life" -- 4. The metamorphoses of change -- 5. From Enlightenment vitalism to Romantic Naturphilosophie -- Epilogue : from the foot of Chimborazo to the flatlands of Europe
Control code
60312469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 388 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282357495
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxwkg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60312469
Label
Vitalizing nature in the Enlightenment, Peter Hanns Reill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-366) 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
Prologue : the Humboldt brothers confront nature's sublimity -- 1. Storming "the temple of error" : Buffon, the Historie Naturelle, and the midcentury origins of Enlightenment vitalism -- 2. Learning to "read the book of nature" : vitalizing chemistry in the late Enlightenment -- 3. "Within the circle of organized life" -- 4. The metamorphoses of change -- 5. From Enlightenment vitalism to Romantic Naturphilosophie -- Epilogue : from the foot of Chimborazo to the flatlands of Europe
Control code
60312469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 388 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282357495
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxwkg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60312469

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