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The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880) : intellectual life in mid-Victorian England

Author: Catherine Marshall; Bernard V Lightman; Richard England
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Metaphysical Society was founded in 1869 at the instigation of James Knowles (editor of the Contemporary Review and then of the Nineteenth Century) with a view to 'collect, arrange, and diffuse Knowledge (whether objective or subjective) of mental and moral phenomena' (first resolution of the society in April 1869). The Society was a private dining and debate club that gathered together a latter-day clerisy.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Marshall; Bernard V Lightman; Richard England
ISBN: 9780198846499 0198846495
OCLC Number: 1110447038
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the metaphysical society in context / Catherine Marshall, Bernard Lightman, Richard England --
The personalization of intellectual combat : James Fitzjames Stephen and the metaphysical society / Bruce Kinzer --
The editors of the metaphysical society, or disseminating the ideas of the metaphysicians / Catherine Marshall --
Liberalism and the metaphysical society / Andrew Vincent --
'The cross-examination of the physiologist' : T.H. Huxley and the resurrection / Gowan Dawson --
Cause, nature, and the limits of language : Martineau and Maurice on the philosophical necessity of theism / Richard England --
Expertise in the miracles debate / Anne DeWitt --
Hodgson, Clifford, and the unseen universe / W.J. Mander --
Evolution, ethics, and the metaphysical society, 1869-1875 / Ian Hesketh --
Between intuition and empiricism : William Benjamin Carpenter on man, mind, and moral responsibility / Piers J. Hale --
Intuitionism, religious belief, and proof in the papers of the metaphysical society / William Sweet --
Catholics and the metaphysical basis of science / Bernard Lightman.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Marshall, Bernard Lightman, and Richard England.

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This book contains essays by important scholars on the historical significance of the Metaphysical Society (1869-1880). The contributors examine the innermost thoughts of the leading intellectuals of  Read more...

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