Science and Omniscience in Nineteenth Century Literature

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This book takes as its starting point Pierre-Simon Laplaces much-cited dream in 1812 of a vast intelligence which can embrace in the same formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the lightest atom and for which the future and the past are equally calculable. Laplace sets out the echt-Enlightenment ideal of scientific omniscience and the classic statement of a deterministic universe. The author investigates some of the ways in which Laplacian and, indeed, Newtonian models of observation and ...

Science and Omniscience in Nineteenth Century Literature 2014, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton

ISBN-13: 9781845196479

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Science and Omniscience in Nineteenth-Century Literature 2007, Sussex Academic Press

ISBN-13: 9781845191252

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