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The Resource Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth, Laura Dassow Walls

Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth, Laura Dassow Walls

Label
Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth
Title
Emerson's life in science
Title remainder
the culture of truth
Statement of responsibility
Laura Dassow Walls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ralph Waldo Emerson has traditionally been cast as a dreamer and a mystic, concerned with the ideals of transcendentalism rather than the realities of contemporary science and technology. In Laura Dassow Walls's view Emerson was a leader of the secular avant-garde in his day. He helped to establish science as the popular norm of truth in the United States and to modernize American popular thought. In addition, he became a hero to a post-Darwinian generation of Victorian Dissenters, exemplifying the strong connection between transcendentalism and later nineteenth-century science."
  • "In Emerson's Life in Science, she makes the case that no study of literary history can be complete without embracing science as part of literature. Conversely, she maintains, no history of science is complete unless we consider the role played by writers of literature who helped to install science in the popular imagination."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Laura Dassow
Dewey number
814/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.S3
LC item number
W35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth, Laura Dassow Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) 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 Sphinx at the crossroads -- Converting the world: knowledge, science, power -- Gnomic science: the body and the law -- Global polarity and the single life -- Truth against the world -- The solar eye of science
Control code
50773288
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801440441
Lccn
2002151358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth, Laura Dassow Walls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) 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 Sphinx at the crossroads -- Converting the world: knowledge, science, power -- Gnomic science: the body and the law -- Global polarity and the single life -- Truth against the world -- The solar eye of science
Control code
50773288
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801440441
Lccn
2002151358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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