A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture by U. DeyoungA Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture by U. Deyoung

A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture

byU. Deyoung

Hardcover | February 7, 2011

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An examination of a pivotal moment in the history of science through the career and cultural impact of the historically neglected Victorian physicist John Tyndall, establishing him as an important figure of the period, whose scientific discoveries and philosophy of science in society are still relevant today.
Paul N. Bloom (Duke University) Edward Skloot (Duke University) Brett Smith (Miami University Funda Sezgi (IESE) Johanna Mair (IESE) Srikant M. Datar (Harvard University) Marc J. Epstein (Rice University) Kristi Yuthas (Portland State University) Debra E. Meyerson (Stanford University) Alexander Berger (Stanford University) Rand Qui...
Title:A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:February 7, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230110533

ISBN - 13:9780230110533


Table of Contents

Tyndall's Work as a Scientist: Practice and Reception Tyndall's Philosophy of Science and Nature: The Influences of Carlyle, Emerson, Goethe and Faraday Tyndall and Theology: The Definition and Boundaries of Science Tyndall as Reformer: The Place of Science in Education Science After Tyndall: The Growth of University Laboratories Conclusion: Scientists in British Culture, 1870-1900

Editorial Reviews

"De Young's strategy, by and large, is to trance the genealogy of ideas and arguments. She sets out to trace the pedigree of debates and situate them in the intellectual culture of the age. The emphasis, therefore, is on reading and philosophical exchange." - Victorian Studies "Beautifully written and extensively rich in detail, A Vision of Modern Science sets out to show how Tyndall redefined both popular and specialist notions of science during the Victorian period. DeYoung has made an important contribution to the history of science by reminding scholars of the significant role Tyndall played in the development of science. Her book should therefore be considered the go-to biography of this important historical figure." - Isis "In her book-length study of an important - but somewhat neglected - Victorian physicist, Ursula DeYoung has illuminated the many facets of John Tyndall's life and thought. The heart of the book is her compelling insight into the central irony of Tyndall's career: his success in changing the nature of science, and redefining its place in British culture, was achieved at the cost of his own reputation. Engaging and challenging, this is an important contribution to our understanding of how Tyndall's generation transformed science forever." - Bernard Lightman, Science and Technology Studies, York University, author of Victorian Popularizers of Science "Compared to Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday, his predecessors at the Royal Institution, John Tyndall has been neglected in the historical literature. DeYoung provides a much needed corrective which above all shows the crucial role that Tyndall played in developing our idea of what constitutes modern science and its place in society." - Frank A. J. L. James, Professor of the History of Science at the Royal Institution, London