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The Resource Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England, George Levine

Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England, George Levine

Label
Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England
Title
Dying to know
Title remainder
scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
George Levine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Levine shows that for nineteenth-century scientists, novelists, poets, and philosophers, access to the truth depended on conditions of such profound self-abnegation that pursuit of it might be taken as tantamount to the pursuit of death. The Victorians, he argues, were dying to know in the sense that they could imagine achieving pure knowledge only in a condition where the body ceases to make its claims: to achieve enlightenment, virtue, and salvation, one must die."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, George
Dewey number
828/.80809356
Index
index present
LC call number
PR788.S33
LC item number
L48 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and science
  • English prose literature
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Science
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Descartes, René
Label
Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England, George Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The narrative of scientific epistemology -- Dying to know Descartes -- Carlyle, Descartes, and objectivity : lessen thy denominator -- Autobiography as epistemology : the effacement of self -- My life as a machine : Francis Galton, with reflections on A.R. Wallace -- Self-effacement revisited : woman and scientific autobiography -- The test of truth : our mutual friend -- Daniel Deronda : a new epistemology -- The Cartesian Hardy : I think, therefore I'm doomed -- Daring to know : Karl Pearson and the romance of science -- The epistemology of science and art : Pearson and Pater
Control code
48397923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780226475363
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001006417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England, George Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The narrative of scientific epistemology -- Dying to know Descartes -- Carlyle, Descartes, and objectivity : lessen thy denominator -- Autobiography as epistemology : the effacement of self -- My life as a machine : Francis Galton, with reflections on A.R. Wallace -- Self-effacement revisited : woman and scientific autobiography -- The test of truth : our mutual friend -- Daniel Deronda : a new epistemology -- The Cartesian Hardy : I think, therefore I'm doomed -- Daring to know : Karl Pearson and the romance of science -- The epistemology of science and art : Pearson and Pater
Control code
48397923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780226475363
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001006417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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