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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
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Laura Dassow
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Literature and science
  • Science in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Science
  • Science in literature
  • United States
  • Wahrheit
  • Wissenschaft
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth, Laura Dassow Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
on1037273061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717390
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1krjpz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037273061
Label
Emerson's life in science : the culture of truth, Laura Dassow Walls
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
on1037273061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717390
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1krjpz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037273061

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