Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century / Keith Baker, Jenna Gibbs.
- Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 
- UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series
1 online resource (280 p.)
Science -- History -- 18th century.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- For many years, scholars have been moving away from the idea of a singular, secular, rationalistic, and mechanistic "Enlightenment project." Historian Peter Reill has been one of those at the forefront of this development, demonstrating the need for a broader and more varied understanding of eighteenth-century conceptions of nature. RediscoveringLife Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century is a unique reappraisal of Enlightenment thought on nature, biology, and the organic world that responds to Reill's work. The ten essays included in the collection analyse the place of historicism, vitalism, and esotericism in the eighteenth century - three strands of thought rarely connected, but all of which are central to Reill's innovative work. Working across national and regional boundaries, they engage not only French and English but also Italian, Swiss, and German writers.
Part One. History as a Life Form
1. Johann Christoph Gatterer and History as Science / Gierl, Martin
2. An Epicurean Democracy in Language: The volte face in Johann David Michaeli's Early Career / Lifschitz, Avi
3. Reill's Vitalizing Nature in the Enlightenment and German Naturphilosophie / Zammito, John
Part Two. Vitalism in Political and Cultural Translation
4. "That Infinite Variety of Human Forms": Modern Identity and Portraiture in Enlightenment England / Ogée, Frédéric
5. Was Marat a Vitalist? / Baker, Keith Michael
6. The Vital Organism in the Thought of Humboldt and Mill / Pangburn, Kris
Part Three. Esotericism and the Enlightenment
7. Constructs of Life Forms in Lavater's Physiognomy / Graczyk, Annette
8. The Preaching Philosopher: Andreas Weber (1718-81) between Wolffian Philosophy and Heterodox Theology / Geffarth, Renko
9. Between Myth and Archive, Alchemy and Science in Eighteenth-Century Naples: The Cabinet of Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of San Severo / Donato, Clorinda
10. The Liberal Mysticism of Madame de Staël / Rosenblatt, Helena
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- Baker, Keith, editor., Editor,
Gibbs, Jenna , editor., Editor,
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.3138/9781442630253 doi
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