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Romanticism and the Sciences


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List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface; Introduction: the age of reflexion; Part I. Romanticism: 1. Romanticism and the sciences David Knight; 2. Schelling and the origins of his Naturphilosophie S. R. Morgan; 3. Romantic philosophy and the organization of the disciplines: the founding of the Humboldt University of Berlin Elinor S. Shaffer; 4. Historical consciousness in the German Romantic Naturforschung Dietrich Von Engelhardt; 5. Theology and the sciences in the German Romantic period Frederick Gregory; 6. Genius in Romantic natural philosophy Simon Shaffer; Part II. Sciences of the Organic: 7. Doctors contra clysters and feudalism: the consequences of a Romantic revolution Nelly Tsouyopoulos; 8. Morphotypes and the historical-genetic method in Romantic biology Timothy Lenoir; 9. 'Metaphorical mystifications': the Romantic gestation of nature in British biology Evelleen Richards; 10. Transcendental anatomy Philip F. Rehbock; 11. Romantic thought and the origins of cell theory L. S. Jacyna; 12. Alexander von Humbolt and the geography of vegetation Malcolm Nicholson; Part III. Sciences of the Inorganic: 13. Goethe, colour, and the science of seeing Dennis L. Sepper; 14. Johann Wilhelm Ritter: Romantic physics in Germany Walter D. Wetzels; 15. The power and the glory: Humphrey Davy and Romanticism Christopher Lawrence; 16. Oersted's discovery of electromagnetism H. A. M. Snelders; 17. Caves, fossils and the history of the earth Nicholas A. Rupke; Part IV. Literature and the Sciences: 18. Goethe's use of chemical theory in his Elective Affinities Jeremy Adler; 19. Kleist's bedlam: abnormal psychology and psychiatry in the works of Heinrich von Kleist Nigel Reeves; 20. Coleridge and the sciences Trevor H. Levere; 21. Nature's book: the language of science in the American Renaissance David van Leer; 22. The shattered whole: Georg Buchner and Naturphilosophie John Reddick; Index.

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This book presents a series of essays which focus on the role of Romantic philosophy and ideology in the sciences.

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