Thomas Huxley: Making the 'Man of Science' / Edition 1

Thomas Huxley: Making the 'Man of Science' / Edition 1

by Paul White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521649676

ISBN-13: 9780521649674

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the persona of the "man of science" in the Victorian period as it was shaped by Thomas Huxley, the leading British naturalist and notorious popularizer of Darwinian theory. It demonstrates how the scientific practitioner was regarded as a moral and religious figure; simultaneously considered to be the epitome of the secular, professional

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This book examines the persona of the "man of science" in the Victorian period as it was shaped by Thomas Huxley, the leading British naturalist and notorious popularizer of Darwinian theory. It demonstrates how the scientific practitioner was regarded as a moral and religious figure; simultaneously considered to be the epitome of the secular, professional scientist. Breaking with traditional biographies, this fascinating portrait treats Huxley as the consummate British "man of science" and reflects on the historical significance of scientific authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521649674
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Science Biographies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Science at home; 2. Gentlemen of Science? Debates over manners and institutions; 3. Science as culture; 4. The worship of science; 5. 'Darkest England': science and labor in the 1880s and 1890s; Conclusion: the end of the 'man of science'.

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