Repositioning Victorian Sciences: Shifting Centres in Nineteenth-century Scientific Thinking
Anthem Press, 2006 - Science - 254 pages
'Sciences' were named and formed with great speed in the nineteenth century. Yet what constitutes a 'true' science? The Victorian era facilitated the rise of practices such as phrenology and physiognomy, so-called sciences that lost their status and fell out of use rather swiftly. This collection of essays seeks to examine the marginalised sciences of the nineteenth century in an attempt to define the shifting centres of scientific thinking, specifically asking: how do some sciences emerge to occupy central ground and how do others become consigned to the margins? The essays in this collection explore the influence of nineteenth-century culture on the rise of these sciences, investigating the emergence of marginal sciences such as scriptural geology and spiritualism. 'Repositioning Victorian Sciences' is a valuable addition to our understanding of nineteenth-century science in its original context, and will also be of great interest to those studying the era as a whole.
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58) In comparing the development of psychoanalysis with that of zoology, botany,
biology and physics, Freud actively asserted the scientific status of his work. In
working to position psychoanalysis within the bounds of science, Freud was ...
[that] can adhere to the scientific Weltanschauung', (22. 181) its future, according
to Freud, is equally ensured. While Freud never wavered in his opinion that
psychoanalysis was a science, the scientific community was not so easily
Chapter 15 'You Should Get Your Head Examined': Freudian Psychoanalysis
and the Limits of Nineteenth- Century Science Peter Naccarato 1 Robert C.
Bolles, The Story of Psychoanalysis: A Thematic History (California, Brooks/Cole
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