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Lewes, George Henry 1817-1878

Works: 588 works in 2,149 publications in 5 languages and 18,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Popular works  Juvenile works  Illustrations  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PT2049, 170
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The life of Goethe by George Henry Lewes( Book )
265 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,559 libraries worldwide
On actors and the art of acting by George Henry Lewes( Book )
56 editions published between 1875 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
This volume contains a collection of articles written by Lewes at different periods, but with the purpose of directing attention not simply to the fact that Acting is an Art, but that, like all other Arts, it is obstructed by a mass of unsystemised opinion, calling itself criticism
A biographical history of philosophy by George Henry Lewes( Book )
127 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and German and held by 976 libraries worldwide
"This new edition may almost be considered as a new work, so many are the additions and so extensive the alterations. Seven new names have been added to the list of philosophers--Abelard, Algazzali, Giordano Bruno, Hartley, Darwin, Cabanis, and Gall. An Introduction, setting forth the distinguishing characteristics of Philosophy and Science, replaces the original Introduction. Under the heads of Socrates, the Sophists, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Hume, Condillac, Kant, and Eclecticism, considerable additions and alterations will be found; and, throughout, the revision has been such that scarcely a paragraph remains unaltered. The work was written ten years ago, and was addressed to a popular audience. Ten years have not been without their influence on the historian; and moreover, the success of the work has so greatly exceeded any thing that could reasonably have been anticipated--not only in respect to sale, but in the directions of its influence--that on undertaking this Library Edition I felt the necessity of modifying both the aim and scope of the work. A graver audience was to be addressed, a graver tone adopted. Without forgetting the general public, I had now to think also of what students would require. Many polemical passages, many extracts, and some digressions, have been removed; and the space thus gained has prevented the new matter from swelling the work to an inconvenient size. Many references and other bibliographical details have been added, although the principle of abstinence from unnecessary citation has still been preserved"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The principles of success in literature by George Henry Lewes( Book )
43 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
This 1891 volume of essays, in the words of its editor, Fred Scott, is just the work to go into the hands of those that hope and despair of the teacher of rhetoric the callow young man with a sneaking ambition for literature Lewes examines how such elements as vision, sincerity, beauty, and style determine literary success or failure
Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )
65 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
"As its title suggests, this book addresses certain problems of Life and Mind. When the author organized this book, he originally intended it to be a series of essays related to those two subjects. But, he says, out of this series arose two results, little contemplated. In the author's own words, "the first result was such a mutual illumination from the various principles arrived at separately that I began to feel confident of having something like a clear vision of the fundamental inductions necessary to the constitution of Psychology; hence, although I do not propose to write a complete treatise, I hope to establish a firm groundwork for future labors. The second result, which was independent of the first, arose thus: Finding the exposition obstructed by the existence of unsolved metaphysical problems, and by the too frequent employment of the metaphysical Method, and knowing that there was no chance of general recognition of the scientific Method and its inductions while the rival Method was tolerated, and the conceptions of Force, Cause, Matter, Mind, were vacillating and contradictory, I imagined that it would be practicable in an introductory chapter, not indeed to clear the path of these obstacles, but at least to give such precise indications of the principles adopted throughout the exposition as would enable the reader to follow it untroubled by metaphysical difficulties. That introductory chapter has grown insensibly into a substantive work; and the two volumes of which it consists are but a portion of what has been written. Not only has the chapter grown into a work, the work itself has grown into a systematic introduction to the philosophy of Science; and what was intended merely as a preparation for a Psychology discloses itself as the Foundations of a Creed. This brief sketch of its history may not only explain and partly justify the somewhat ambitious pretensions of this work, it will also explain and partly justify certain defects in its composition"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Literary criticism of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )
6 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Comte's philosophy of the sciences: being an exposition of the principles of the Cours de philosophie positive of Auguste Comte by George Henry Lewes( Book )
49 editions published between 1813 and 2004 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
The story of Goethe's life by George Henry Lewes( Book )
44 editions published between 1872 and 1898 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Ranthorpe by George Henry Lewes( Book )
39 editions published between 1847 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
The history of philosophy from Thales to Comte by George Henry Lewes( Book )
47 editions published between 1867 and 2014 in English and German and held by 400 libraries worldwide
The letters of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The physical basis of mind ... Being the second series of Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )
28 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
"This volume is restricted to the group of material conditions which constitute the organism in relation to the physical world--a group which furnishes the data for one half of the psychologist's quest; the other half being furnished by historical and social conditions. The Human Mind, so far as it is accessible to scientific inquiry, has a twofold root, man being not only an animal organism but an unit in the social organism; and hence the complete theory of its functions and faculties must be sought in this twofold direction. One leading object of the following pages has been everywhere to substitute the biological point of view for the metaphysical and mechanical points of view which too often obstruct research--the one finding its expression in spiritualist theories, the other in materialist theories; both disregarding the plain principle that the first requisite in a theory of biological phenomena must be to view them in the light of biological conditions. Another object has been to furnish the reader uninstructed in physiology with such a general outline of the structure and functions of the organism, and such details respecting the sentient mechanism, as may awaken an interest in the study, and enable him to understand the application of Physiology to Psychology. The volume contains four essays. The first, on the Nature of Life, deals with the specialty of organic phenomena, as distinguished from the inorganic. The second essay is on the Nervous Mechanism, setting forth what is known and what is inferred respecting the structure and properties of that all-important system. The third essay treats of Animal Automatism. Here the constant insistence on the biological point of view, while it causes a rejection of the mechanical theory, admits the fullest recognition of all the mechanical relations involved in animal movements, and thus endeavors to reconcile the contending schools. In the final essay the Reflex Theory is discussed; and here once more the biological point of view rectifies the error of an analysis which has led to the denial of Sensibility in reflex actions, because that analysis has overlooked the necessary presence of the conditions which determine Sensibility"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondence by George Henry Lewes( Book )
32 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Aristotle; a chapter from the history of science, including analyses of Aristotle's scientific writings by George Henry Lewes( Book )
32 editions published between 1864 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The physiology of common life by George Henry Lewes( Book )
46 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 241 libraries worldwide
"The object of the following Work differs from that of all other works on popular science in its attempt to meet the wants of the Student, while meeting those of the general reader, who is supposed to be wholly unacquainted with anatomy and physiology"--Preface
The ethics of Aristotle : the Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )
30 editions published between 1847 and 2011 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
"When Plato was leaving Athens for the journey into Sicily, and which occupied him three years or more, Aristotle appeared in that busy city, then an active, restless youth of seventeen; rich both in money and in knowledge, eager, impetuous, truth-loving, and insatiable in his thirst for philosophy. During the three years of Plato's absence Aristotle was not idle. He prepared himself to be a worthy pupil. Plato returned. His school was opened, and Aristotle joined the crowd of his disciples, amongst whom the penetrating glance of the master soon detected the immortal pupil. Aristotle continued to listen to Plato for twenty years. But he did not confine himself to the Platonic philosophy; nor did he entirely agree with it. Wherein did Plato and Aristotle fundamentally differ? In truth, Aristotle radically opposed the Ideal theory; and the greater part of his criticisms on Plato are criticisms of that theory. He does not deny to Ideas a subjective existence; on the contrary, he makes them the materials of science; he is completely opposed to their objective existence, and calls them empty and poetical metaphors. The distinction between Aristotle and Plato is, that while both admitted science only could be formed from Universals, Aristotle contended that such Universals had purely a subjective existence--i.e., that they were nothing more than the inductions derived from particular facts. He therefore made Experience the basis of all Science, and Reason the Architect. Plato made Reason the basis. The tendency of the one was to direct man to the observation and interrogation of Nature; that of the other was to direct man to the contemplation of ideas. In spite of his Method, Aristotle was a Metaphysician, because of his Logic. Those Logical and Metaphysical doctrines which we regard as completely beside the truth were, as is well known, the great source of speculation during many centuries. The influence they exercised is beyond all appreciation; and, although much of that influence was evil, as leading to frivolous subtleties, as misdirecting the energy of the human mind; yet, on the other hand, the constant appeal to experience, and the wondrous acuteness and systematic reasoning which distinguished the Stagirite, did much to keep alive the activity of speculation, and in some respects to give it a proper tone. Aristotle, as the second pillar of Greek Science, must always command attention and respect. His vast learning, his singular acuteness, the wide range of his investigations, and the astonishing number and excellence of his works, will always make him a formidable rival to his more fascinating master"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Sea-side studies at Ilfracombe, Tenby, the Scilly Isles, and Jersey by George Henry Lewes( Book )
27 editions published between 1858 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Dramatic essays by John Forster( Book )
10 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Goethe's female characters by Wilhelm von Kaulbach( file )
9 editions published in 1867 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Studies in animal life by George Henry Lewes( Book )
12 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lawrence, Slingsby 1817-1878
Lewes, G. H.
Lewes, G.H. 1817-1878
Lewes, G. H. (George Henry), 1817-1878
Lewes, Geo. H. 1817-1878
Lewes, George H. 1817-1878
Lewes, George Henry
Lewes, J. H.
Lewes, Jerzy Henryk
Lewes, Jerzy Henryk 1817-1878
Lʹi︠u︡is, Dzh. G. 1817-1878
Lʹi︠u︡is, Dzh. G. (Dzhordzh Genrikh), 1817-1878
Lʹi︠u︡is, Dzhordzh Genrikh 1817-1878
L'juis, Dž. G. 1817-1878
L'juis, Džordž Genri 1817-1878
L'ûis, Džordž Genrih.
Льюис, Дж. Г 1817-1878
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