Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England / George Levine.

"Levine shows that for nineteenth-century scientists, novelists, poets, and philosophers, access to the truth depended on conditions of such profound self-abnegation that pursuit of it might be taken as tantamount to the pursuit of death. The Victorians, he argues, were dying to know in the sen...

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Main Author: Levine, George Lewis
Format: eBook
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • The narrative of scientific epistemology
  • Dying to know Descartes
  • Carlyle, Descartes, and objectivity : lessen thy denominator
  • Autobiography as epistemology : the effacement of self
  • My life as a machine : Francis Galton, with some reflections on A.R. Wallace
  • Self-effacement revisited : women and scientific autobiography
  • The test of truth : Our Mutual Friend
  • Daniel Deronda : a new epistemology
  • The Cartesian Hardy : I think, therefore I'm doomed
  • Daring to know : Karl Pearson and the romance of science
  • The epistemology of science and art : Pearson and Pater.