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The organisation of knowledge in Victorian Britain

Author: M J Daunton; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: British Academy centenary monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria." "By studying the Victorian organisation of knowledge in its institutional, social, and intellectual settings, these essays contribute to our wider consideration of the complex and much debated concept of knowledge."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Daunton; British Academy.
ISBN: 0197263267 9780197263266
OCLC Number: 57283029
Notes: Series statement from jkt.
Description: vii, 424 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Martin Daunton --
2. Science in nineteenth-century England : plural configurations and singular politics / John Pickstone --
3. Classifying sciences : systematics and status in mid-Victorian natural history / Jim Endersby --
4. Victorian social science : from singular to plural / Lawrence Goldman --
5. Political economy and the science of economics in Victorian Britain / Keith Tribe --
6. Reasoning and belief in Victorian mathematics / Daniel J. Cohen --
7. Victorian classics : sustaining the study of the ancient world / Frank M. Turner --
8. The evolution and dissemination of historical knowledge / Michael Bentley --
9. Specialisation and social utility : disciplining English studies / Josephine M. Guy.
Series Title: British Academy centenary monographs.
Other Titles: Organization of knowledge in Victorian Britain
Responsibility: edited by Martin Daunton.
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