Chapter 8. Romantic Sciences: British and Continental Thresholds

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Frederick Burwick Professor Emeritus

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch8

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Burwick, F. (2009) Romantic Sciences: British and Continental Thresholds, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. UCLA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563

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Keywords:

  • Romantic sciences - British and continental thresholds;
  • account of creation given in the Bible - subject to assault by discoveries in natural sciences;
  • Jean Paul's and De Quincey's references - connection between geology and astronomy;
  • shifting from matter-based to energy-based physics;
  • physicist's experiments in electricity and magnetism - chemist's discoveries in atomic weight and periodicity;
  • scientific disciplines and overlapping interests in medical and physiological sciences;
  • important pioneer in brain-mapping - Johann Christian Reill

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Geology

  • Astronomy

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Medicine

  • References and Further Reading