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Samuel Johnson's pragmatism and imagination

Author: Stefka Ritchie
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The central theme of this book is an under-studied link between the canon of Francis Bacon's and Isaac Newton's scientific and philosophical thought and Samuel Johnson's critical approach that can be traced in a textual study of his literary works. The interpretive framework adopted here encourages familiarity with the history and philosophy of science, confirming that the history of ideas is an entirely human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Francis Bacon; Isaac Newton; Francis Bacon; Samuel Johnson; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefka Ritchie
ISBN: 9781527516038 1527516032
OCLC Number: 1050957775
Description: xxi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Johnson's reputation: some aspects. Aims and objectives of this study --
The influence of Francis Bacon --
Newton demands the muse --
Evidence of Johnson's poetic imagination --
Science in Rasselas --
Johnson on criticism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Stefka Ritchie.

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The central theme of this book is an under-studied link between the canon of Francis Bacon's and Isaac Newton's scientific and philosophical thought and Samuel Johnson's critical approach that can be  Read more...

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