Fact and Feeling: Baconian Science and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 277 pages
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Examining the cultural debate about scientific method in 19th-century Britain, this study focuses on Francis Bacon to argue that literary figures were involved in constructing a methodology that would serve both science and literature, by bringing together reason and imagination.
  

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Contents

Romantic Methodologies
45
The Uniformitarian
92
Uniformitarianism
121
Ruskins Analysis of Natural and Pictorial Forms
152
Edwin Abbotts Flatland
180
Sherlock Holmes
211
Notes
241
Index
271
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