Swift and Science

The Satire, Politics, and Theology of Natural Knowledge, 1690–1730

  • Gregory Lynall

About this book

Introduction

It is thought that Swift was opposed to the new science that heralded the beginning of the modern age, but this book interrogates that assumption, tracing the theological, political, and socio-cultural resonances of scientific knowledge in the early eighteenth century, and considering what they can reveal about Swift's imagination.

Keywords

bibliography eighteenth century Imagination knowledge philosophy politics satire science stars subject theology

Authors and affiliations

  • Gregory Lynall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137016966
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34473-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01696-6
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