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The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe - Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S. (Hardback)
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The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe - Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S. (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 17/01/2003
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"All art should become science and all science art; poetry and philosophy should be made one." Friedrich Schlegel's words perfectly capture the project of the German Romantics, who believed that aesthetic approaches of art and literature could reveal patterns and meaning in nature that couldn't be uncovered through rationalistic philosophy and science alone. In this wide-ranging work, Robert J. Richards shows how the Romantic conception of the world influenced (and was influenced by) both the lives of the people who held it and the development of 19th-century science. Integrating Romantic literature, science and philosophy with an intimate knowledge of the individuals involved - from Goethe and the brothers Schlegel to Humboldt and Friedrich and Caroline Schelling - Richards demonstrates how their tempestuous lives shaped their ideas as profoundly as their intellectual and cultural heritage. He focuses especially on how Romantic concepts of the self, and aesthetic and moral considerations - all tempered by personal relationships - altered scientific representations of nature. Although historians have long considered Romanticism at best a minor tributary to scientific thought, Richards moves it to the centre of the main currents of 19th-century biology, culminating in the conception of nature underlying Darwin's evolutionary theory. Uniting the personal and poetic aspects of philosophy and science in a way that the German Romantics themselves would have honoured, "The Romantic Conception of Life" alters how we look at Romanticism and 19th-century biology.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226712109
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 960 g
Dimensions: 232 x 160 x 38 mm
Edition: 2nd

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