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The age of scientific naturalism : Tyndall and his contemporaries / edited by Bernard Lightman and Michael S. Reidy.

Contributor(s): Lightman, Bernard V, 1950- [editor.] | Reidy, Michael S [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Science and culture in the nineteenth century: no. 24.Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vermont : Pickering & Chatto, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages) : illustrations, portraits.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781306397735; 1306397731; 9781781440858; 1781440859; 9781781444078; 1781444072; 9780822981640; 0822981645; 9781848934634; 1848934637.Subject(s): Naturalism -- Religious aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Age of scientific naturalism.DDC classification: 016.53 | 925.3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : John Tyndall, scientific naturalism and modes of communication / Michael S. Reidy -- Saving the world in the age of entropy : John Tyndall and the second law of thermodynamics / Elizabeth Neswald -- Getting past the greenhouse : John Tyndall and the nineteenth-century history of climate change / Joshua P. Howe -- Tyndall, Lewes and popular representations of scientific authority in Victorian Britain / Jeremiah Rankin and Ruth Barton -- Herbert Spencer and the metaphysical roots of evolutionary naturalism / Michael W. Taylor -- Evolutionary mathematics : William Kingdon Clifford's use of Spencerian evolutionism / Josipa Petrunic -- The 'great plan of the visible universe' : William Huggins, evolutionary naturalism and the nature of the nebulae / Robert W. Smith -- Alfred Newton : the scientific naturalist who wasn't / Jonathan Smith -- Corresponding naturalists / Janet Browne -- Tyndall and Stokes : correspondence, referee reports and the physical sciences in Victorian Britain / Melinda Baldwin -- Science at the Metaphysical Society : defining knowledge in the 1870s / Bernard Lightman.
Summary: The essays in this volume focus on the way Victorian Physicist John Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and journals and challenge assumptions about who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position within the scientific community.
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The essays in this volume focus on the way Victorian Physicist John Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and journals and challenge assumptions about who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position within the scientific community.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-245) and index.

Introduction : John Tyndall, scientific naturalism and modes of communication / Michael S. Reidy -- Saving the world in the age of entropy : John Tyndall and the second law of thermodynamics / Elizabeth Neswald -- Getting past the greenhouse : John Tyndall and the nineteenth-century history of climate change / Joshua P. Howe -- Tyndall, Lewes and popular representations of scientific authority in Victorian Britain / Jeremiah Rankin and Ruth Barton -- Herbert Spencer and the metaphysical roots of evolutionary naturalism / Michael W. Taylor -- Evolutionary mathematics : William Kingdon Clifford's use of Spencerian evolutionism / Josipa Petrunic -- The 'great plan of the visible universe' : William Huggins, evolutionary naturalism and the nature of the nebulae / Robert W. Smith -- Alfred Newton : the scientific naturalist who wasn't / Jonathan Smith -- Corresponding naturalists / Janet Browne -- Tyndall and Stokes : correspondence, referee reports and the physical sciences in Victorian Britain / Melinda Baldwin -- Science at the Metaphysical Society : defining knowledge in the 1870s / Bernard Lightman.

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