Reenchanted Science: Holism in German Culture from Wilhelm II to Hitler

Reenchanted Science: Holism in German Culture from Wilhelm II to Hitler

by Anne Harrington
     
 

"[Harrington's] book will serve as a model to an entire generation of historians of science attempting to understand the cultural meaning of science in a far deeper way than their precursors."—Evelyn Fox Keller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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"[Harrington's] book will serve as a model to an entire generation of historians of science attempting to understand the cultural meaning of science in a far deeper way than their precursors."—Evelyn Fox Keller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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ISBN-13:
9780691050508
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/11/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1The "Human Machine" and the Call to "Wholeness"3
Ch. 2Biology against Democracy and the "Gorilla-Machine"34
Ch. 3World War I and the Search for God in the Nervous System72
Ch. 4"A Peacefully Blossoming Tree": The Rational Enchantment of Gestalt Psychology103
Ch. 5The Self-Actualizing Brain and the Biology of Existential Choice140
Ch. 6Life Science, Nazi Wholeness, and the "Machine" in Germany's Midst175
Conclusion207
Notes213
Bibliography275
Index303

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