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Monism : science, philosophy, religion, and the history of a worldview

Author: Todd H Weir
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This groundbreaking volume casts light on the long shadow of naturalistic monism in modern thought and culture. When monism's philosophical proposition--the unity of all matter and thought in a single, universal substance--fused with scientific empiricism and Darwinism in the mid-nineteenth century, it led to the formation of a powerful worldview. The compelling essays collected here, written by leading  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd H Weir
ISBN: 9780230113732 0230113737 9781137011749 1137011742
OCLC Number: 769545047
Description: ix, 258 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The riddles of monism : an introductory essay / Todd H. Weir --
Proto-monism in German philosophy, theology, and science, 1800-1845 / Frederick Gregory ; Alexander von Humboldt and monism / Nicolaas Rupke --
Monism and suffering : a theosophical perspective / Gauri Viswanathan --
Spinozist monism : perspectives from within and without the monist movement / Tracie Matysik --
Monism and morphology at the turn of the twentieth century / Sander Gliboff --
Monist philosophy of science : between worldview and scientific meta-reflection / Paul Ziche --
Monism in Britain : biologists and the Rationalist Press Association / Peter J. Bowler --
Between Hegel and Haeckel : monistic worldview, Marxist philsophy, and biomedicine in Russia and the Soviet Union / Igor J. Polianski --
Monism, racial hygiene, and National Socialism / Heiner Fangerau.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Other Titles: Monism, science, philosophy, religion, and the history of a worldview
Science, philosophy, religion, and the history of a worldview
Responsibility: edited by Todd H. Weir.

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The first survey in the English language of the history of naturalistic monism in the works of Haeckel, Spinoza, and others. Contributors demonstrate that, to a greater extent than previously shown,  Read more...

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