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The Resource Thomas Huxley : making the "man of science", Paul White, (electronic resource)

Thomas Huxley : making the "man of science", Paul White, (electronic resource)

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Thomas Huxley : making the "man of science"
Title
Thomas Huxley
Title remainder
making the "man of science"
Statement of responsibility
Paul White
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dubbed 'Darwin's Bulldog' for his combative role in the Victorian controversies over evolutionary theory, Thomas Huxley has been widely regarded as the epitome of the professional scientist who emerged in the nineteenth century from the restrictions of ecclesiastical authority and aristocratic patronage. Yet from the 1850s until his death in 1895, Huxley always defined himself as a 'man of science', a moral and religious figure, not a scientist. Exploring his relationships with his wife, fellow naturalists, clergymen and men of letters, White presents a new analysis of the authority of science, literature, and religion during the Victorian period, showing how these different practices were woven into a fabric of high culture, and integrated into institutions of print, education and research. He provides a substantially different view of Huxley's role in the evolution debates, and of his relations with his scientific contemporaries, especially Richard Owen and Charles Darwin.--
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UkCbUP
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1961-
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White, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge science biographies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Huxley, Thomas Henry
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Religion and science
  • Literature and science
  • Naturalists
Label
Thomas Huxley : making the "man of science", Paul White, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511512186
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Science at Home -- Imperial and Sentimental -- A Women's Writing -- Improvement by Domestication -- Pressing Points of Economy -- Conclusion: Fairylands of Science -- 2. Gentlemen of Science? Debates over Manners and Institutions -- The Survey Man -- The British Cuvier -- The "Genius" -- Instituting Biology -- Why Darwin's Bulldog? -- Conclusion: Rag-and-Bone Men -- 3. Science as Culture -- Science Writing and the Periodical Press -- Literature and Liberal Education -- Friends and Enemies of Culture -- Scientific Imagination -- Conclusion: One Culture or Two? -- 4. The Worship of Science -- Holy Man -- A Broad Church -- The Classroom -- Conclusion: Metaphysical Society behind Closed Doors -- 5. "Darkest England": Science and Labor in the 1880s and 1890s -- "A Copious Shuffler" -- Land, Leadership, and Learning -- Arming for War -- The General's Scheme -- "A Fair and Adequate Trial" -- Conclusion: The Limits of Evolution -- Conclusion: The End of the "Man of Science."
Control code
CR9780511512186
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521640190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179083106
Label
Thomas Huxley : making the "man of science", Paul White, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511512186
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Science at Home -- Imperial and Sentimental -- A Women's Writing -- Improvement by Domestication -- Pressing Points of Economy -- Conclusion: Fairylands of Science -- 2. Gentlemen of Science? Debates over Manners and Institutions -- The Survey Man -- The British Cuvier -- The "Genius" -- Instituting Biology -- Why Darwin's Bulldog? -- Conclusion: Rag-and-Bone Men -- 3. Science as Culture -- Science Writing and the Periodical Press -- Literature and Liberal Education -- Friends and Enemies of Culture -- Scientific Imagination -- Conclusion: One Culture or Two? -- 4. The Worship of Science -- Holy Man -- A Broad Church -- The Classroom -- Conclusion: Metaphysical Society behind Closed Doors -- 5. "Darkest England": Science and Labor in the 1880s and 1890s -- "A Copious Shuffler" -- Land, Leadership, and Learning -- Arming for War -- The General's Scheme -- "A Fair and Adequate Trial" -- Conclusion: The Limits of Evolution -- Conclusion: The End of the "Man of Science."
Control code
CR9780511512186
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521640190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179083106

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