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Early Years as a Natural Philosopher: 1800–1802

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes W. H. Wollaston’s introduction to the Royal Society and its dining club, together with his association with Humphry Davy and Thomas Young. Wollaston’s intellectual emphasis on ... More


Good Vibrations: Frankenstein on the London Stage

Sarah Hibberd

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hibberd considers two stage adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein appearing in London in 1823: Richard Brinsley Peake’s Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein, which played at the English ... More


Technological Transitions

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the technological transitions from the invention of a multitude of electrical devices to “the first age of electricity.” It begins with a description of the different types of ... More


Electric and Ideal Organs: Schelling and the Program of Organology

Leif Weatherby

in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Schelling’s philosophy moved from a physiological organ for knowledge of the absolute—based on studies of animal electricity by Luigi Galvani, Alexander von Humboldt, and Johann Wilhelm Ritter—to a ... More


Reading Expression

Ben Bradley

in Darwin's Psychology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198708216
eISBN:
9780191873799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198708216.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

As early as the 1830s, Darwin nominated the study of non-verbal expression as the most convincing way to demonstrate that human agency had animal origins. His book, The Expression of the Emotions in ... More


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