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Eighteenth-Century Vitalism : Bodies, Culture, Politics

By: Packham, Catherine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (260 p.).ISBN: 9780230368392.Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | LITERARY CRITICISM / General | LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory | Literature and society - Great Britain - History - 18th century | Nature in literature | Romanticism - Great Britain | Vitalism -- History -- 18th century | Vitalism -- History | Vitalism in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Eighteenth-Century Vitalism : Bodies, Culture, PoliticsDDC classification: 147 | 820.9145 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Writing the Body in the Scottish Enlightenment; 1 Forms of Enlightenment: Embodied Beings in Eighteenth-Century Scotland; 2 Generating Sympathy: Sensibility, Animation and Vitality in Adam Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft; 3 Labouring Bodies in Political Economy: Vitalist Physiology and the Body Politic; Part II: Enlightenment in the 1790s: The Scottish Legacy; 4 Enlightenment Legacies and Cultural Radicalism: Physiology and Politics in the 1790s; Part III: Vitalism, Animation, Culture
5 Animated Nature: Erasmus Darwin and the Poetry and Politics of Vital Matter, 1789-18036 Animation and Vitality in Women''s Writing of the 1790s; Conclusion: Eighteenth-Century Vitalism, Romanticism, Literature and the Disciplines; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book offers an important account of the relationship between science and culture in the eighteenth century. It examines the ''vitalist'' turn in physiology and natural philosophy, and its presence and effect in the burgeoning of philosophical and scientific inquiry of the Scottish Enlightenment, and the radical politics and culture of the 1790s.
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Writing the Body in the Scottish Enlightenment; 1 Forms of Enlightenment: Embodied Beings in Eighteenth-Century Scotland; 2 Generating Sympathy: Sensibility, Animation and Vitality in Adam Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft; 3 Labouring Bodies in Political Economy: Vitalist Physiology and the Body Politic; Part II: Enlightenment in the 1790s: The Scottish Legacy; 4 Enlightenment Legacies and Cultural Radicalism: Physiology and Politics in the 1790s; Part III: Vitalism, Animation, Culture

5 Animated Nature: Erasmus Darwin and the Poetry and Politics of Vital Matter, 1789-18036 Animation and Vitality in Women''s Writing of the 1790s; Conclusion: Eighteenth-Century Vitalism, Romanticism, Literature and the Disciplines; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book offers an important account of the relationship between science and culture in the eighteenth century. It examines the ''vitalist'' turn in physiology and natural philosophy, and its presence and effect in the burgeoning of philosophical and scientific inquiry of the Scottish Enlightenment, and the radical politics and culture of the 1790s.

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CATHERINE PACKHAM Lecturer in English at the University of Sussex, UK.

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