Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800




      Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800
Attempts to distinguish a science of life at the turn of the nineteenth century faced a number of challenges A central difficulty was clearly demarcating the living from the nonliving experimentally and conceptually The closely the boundaries between organic and inorganic phenomena were examined, the they expanded and thwarted any clear delineation Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life traces the debates surrounding the first articulations of a science of life in a variety of texts and practices centered on German contexts Joan Steigerwald examines the experiments on the processes of organic vitality, such as excitability and generation, undertaken across the fields of natural history, physiology, physics and chemistry She highlights the sophisticated reflections on the problem of experimenting on living beings by investigators, and relates these epistemic concerns directly to the philosophies of nature of Kant and Schelling Her book skillfully ties these epistemic reflections to arguments by the Romantic writers Novalis and Goethe for the aesthetic aspects of inquiries into the living world and the figurative languages in which understandings of nature were expressed. New Download Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800 [ Author ] Joan Steigerwald [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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      Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800
 By Joan Steigerwald IBN : 0822945533 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 552 pages
  • Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800
  • Joan Steigerwald
  • 09 April 2018
  • 0822945533

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