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The Resource Literature, language, and the rise of the intellectual disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820, Robin Valenza

Literature, language, and the rise of the intellectual disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820, Robin Valenza

Label
Literature, language, and the rise of the intellectual disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820
Title
Literature, language, and the rise of the intellectual disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820
Statement of responsibility
Robin Valenza
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The current divide between the sciences and the humanities, which often seem to speak entirely different languages, has its roots in the way intellectual disciplines developed in the long eighteenth century. As various fields of study became defined and to some degree professionalized, their ways of communicating evolved into an increasingly specialist vocabulary. Chemists, physicists, philosophers, and poets argued about whether their discourses should become more and more specialized, or whether they should aim to remain intelligible to the layperson. In this interdisciplinary study, Robin Valenza shows how Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth invented new intellectual languages. By offering a much-needed new account of the rise of the modern disciplines, Robin Valenza shows why the sciences and humanities diverged so strongly, and argues that literature has a special role in navigating between the languages of different areas of thought."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valenza, Robin
Dewey number
820.9/005
Index
index present
LC call number
PR555.S33
LC item number
V36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Literature and science
  • Language and culture
  • Science and the humanities
  • Great Britain
Label
Literature, language, and the rise of the intellectual disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820, Robin Valenza
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 economies of knowledge -- The learned and conversable worlds -- Physics and its audiences -- Philosophy's place between science and literature -- Poetry among the intellectual disciples
Control code
421534000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 239 pages
Isbn
9780521767026
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)421534000
Label
Literature, language, and the rise of the intellectual disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820, Robin Valenza
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 economies of knowledge -- The learned and conversable worlds -- Physics and its audiences -- Philosophy's place between science and literature -- Poetry among the intellectual disciples
Control code
421534000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 239 pages
Isbn
9780521767026
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)421534000

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