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Victorian relativity [electronic resource] :radical thought and scientific discovery / Christopher Herbert.

By: Herbert, Christopher.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xv, 302 p.).ISBN: 9780226327365 (electronic bk.); 0226327361 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Relativity -- History -- 19th century | Knowledge, Theory of -- History -- 19th century | History | Relativité -- Histoire -- 19e siècle | Connaissance, Théorie de la -- Histoire -- 19e siècle | PHILOSOPHY -- Metaphysics | Relativiteitstheorie | Radicalisme | Victoriaanse tijd | Relativismus | Wirklichkeit | Naturwissenschaften | Erkenntnis | Relativität | Geschichte 1800-1900Genre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 115 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Preface: Relativity and Ideology; Introduction: The Conspiracy against Truth; Chapter 1: Difference, Unity, Proliferation; Chapter 2: Relativity and Authority; Chapter 3: The Relativity of Logic; Chapter 4: Karl Pearson and the Human Form Divine; Chapter 5: Frazer and Einstein; Afterword: Protagoras and History-Writing; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Summary: One of the articles of faith of twentieth-century intellectual history is that the theory of relativity in physics sprang in its essentials from the unaided genius of Albert Einstein; another is that scientific relativity is unconnected to ethical, cultural, or epistemological relativisms. Victorian Relativity challenges these assumptions, unearthing a forgotten tradition of avant-garde speculation that took as its guiding principle "the negation of the absolute" and set itself under the militant banner of "relativity."Christopher Herbert shows that the idea of relativity p.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277) and index.

Acknowledgments; Preface: Relativity and Ideology; Introduction: The Conspiracy against Truth; Chapter 1: Difference, Unity, Proliferation; Chapter 2: Relativity and Authority; Chapter 3: The Relativity of Logic; Chapter 4: Karl Pearson and the Human Form Divine; Chapter 5: Frazer and Einstein; Afterword: Protagoras and History-Writing; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

One of the articles of faith of twentieth-century intellectual history is that the theory of relativity in physics sprang in its essentials from the unaided genius of Albert Einstein; another is that scientific relativity is unconnected to ethical, cultural, or epistemological relativisms. Victorian Relativity challenges these assumptions, unearthing a forgotten tradition of avant-garde speculation that took as its guiding principle "the negation of the absolute" and set itself under the militant banner of "relativity."Christopher Herbert shows that the idea of relativity p.

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