Science and Literature

  • J. A. V Chapple
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In Science in Culture: The Early Victorian Period S.F. Cannon illustrates ‘the fundamental difference in the role of science between early Victorian times and our own day’: science as norm of truth rather than science as power or science as progressive knowledge, as it is for us. The key science then was physical astronomy, its avatar Newton. William Blake was as unorthodox in this respect as in everything else.


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© J.A.V. Chapple 1986

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