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Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Bernard Lightman and Gowan Dawson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican ... More


Evolution, Ethics, and the Metaphysical Society, 1869–1875

Ian Hesketh

in The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880): Intellectual Life in Mid-Victorian England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198846499
eISBN:
9780191881596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846499.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter seeks to chart the lively debate about the evolutionary origins and development of morality as it occurred at the Metaphysical Society, a debate that began with the first paper delivered ... More


Geometry: Math for Math’s Sake: Non-Euclidean Geometry and Aestheticism

Andrea Henderson

in Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809982
eISBN:
9780191860140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809982.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Edwin Abbott’s Flatland dramatizes the implications of dethroning what Victorians regarded as the preeminent representational system: Euclidean geometry. The displacement of the singular Euclidean ... More


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