Victorian Scientific Naturalism : Community, Identity, Continuity
By: Lightman, Bernard.
Contributor(s): Dawson, Gowan.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (354 p.).ISBN: 9780226109640.Subject(s): Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century | Naturalism -- History -- 19th century | Naturalism -- Religious aspects | Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Science -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victorian Scientific Naturalism : Community, Identity, ContinuityDDC classification: 501 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction, Gowan Dawson and Bernard Lightman; Forging Friendships; 1. ""The Great O. versus the Jermyn St. Pet"": Huxley, Falconer, and Owen on Paleontological Method -Gowan Dawson; 2. Evolutionary Naturalism on High: The Victorians Sequester the Alps -Michael S. Reidy; 3. Paradox: The Art of Scientific Naturalism -George Levine; Institutional Politics; 4. Huxley and the Devonshire Commission -Bernard Lightman; 5. Economies of Scales: Evolutionary Naturalists and the Victorian Examination System -James Elwick
6. Odd Man Out: Was Joseph Hooker an Evolutionary Naturalist? -Jim EnderspyBroader Alliances; 7. Sunday Lecture Societies: Naturalistic Scientists, Uniarians, and Secularists Unite against Sabbatarian Legislation -Ruth Barton; 8. The Conduct of Belief: Agnosticism, the Metaphysical Society, and the Formation of Intellectual Communities -Paul White; 9. Where Naturalism and Theism Met: The Uniformity of Nature -Matthew Stanley; New Generations; 10. The Fate of Scientific Naturalism: From Public Sphere to Professional Exclusivity -Theodore M. Porter
11. The Sucessors to the X Club? Late Victorian Naturalists and Nature, 1869-1900 -Melinda Baldwin12. From Agnosticism to Rationalism: Evolutionary Biologists, The Rationalist Press Association, and Early Twentieth-Century Scientific Naturalism -Peter J. Bowler; Acknowledgments; Bibliography of Major Works on Scientific Naturalism; List of Contributors; Index
Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of The Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican establishment while installing themselves as a new professional scientific elite. These scientific naturalists-led by biologists, physicists, and mathematicians such as William Kingdon Clifford, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Thomas Henry Huxley, and John Tyndall-sought to persuade both the state and the public that scientists, not theologians, should be granted cultural authority, since their expertise gave them speci
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