Emerson and Science Goethe, Monism and the Search for Unity


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Emerson's lifelong interest in science is well documented in his journals, lectures, essays, letters and poems. He was especially interested in Goethean science, which both heavily influenced his monisticism and in turn kept him at arms length from Swedenborg's mysticism and pseudo-sciences of his day such as phrenology, palmistry and astrology. Emerson maintained a spiritually-oriented worldview whilst still believing in the progress of science. Obuchowski shows how the Goethean context helps to explain what he calls Emerson's 'scientific mysticism' or 'spiritual science'.
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Title: Emerson and Science Goethe, Monism and the Search for Unity


Categories: Sciences,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Floris Books: 2005

ISBN Number: 1584200324

ISBN Number 13: 9781584200321

Seller ID: 1596

Keywords: American literature - German influences Emerson Ralph Waldo Evolution (Biology) in literature Goethe Johann Wolfgang von - Influence Literature and science - United States - History - Monism in literature Science in literature START Sciences,