Science as Culture

A brief but incisive review of a new book by Richard Holmes about romanticism and the sciences in Literary Review, entitled The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. This a subject near and dear to me at the moment, as I am trying to make my own contribution to the discussion. Wish me luck…

Thanks to the folks at Arts & Letters Daily for the awesome heads up.

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4 Responses to “Science as Culture”

  1. speedbird Says:

    Cool, thanks.

  2. The Necromancer Says:

    Welcome. Thanks for the earlier comment, BTW…

  3. Victor Frankenstein, Reanimator « The Necromancer Says:

    [...] Shelley’s work, widely seen as the first sci-fi novel, sets a tone for the boldly transgressive nature (or even Ur-nature) of science in the romantic age. Maybe that’s why our stalwart Times reviewer also mentions another recent (and widely publicized) book on romanticism and science, Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder. [...]

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    [...] this one in City Journal magazine. I’ve mentioned Holmes on science and romanticism here and here. This reviewer remarks on the double-edged sword of the Romantic and its unexpected literary and [...]

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