Foreword Gerald Holton Introduction Robert Michael Brain List of Contributors 'The Way from Nature to God' Andrew D. Wilson The Other Side of Ørsted: Civil Obedience Karen Jelved & Andrew D. Jackson The making of a Danish Kantian: science and the new civil society Arne Hessenbruch Phrenology and Danish Romanticism Anja Skaar Jacobsen Natural Ends and the End of Nature Paul Guyer The Influence of Kant's Philosophy on the Young H. C. Ørsted Keld Nielsen & Hanne Andersen Ørsted's Concept Of Force & Theory Of Music Dan Charly Christensen Kant - Naturphilosophie - Electromagnetism Michael Friedman Steffens, Ørsted and the Chemical Construction of the Earth Ernst P. Hamm Culture of science and experiments in Jena around 1800 Olaf Breidbach The Romantic Experiment as Fragment Robert Michael Brain Ørsted and the Rational Unconscious Lorraine Daston Romanticism and Resistance Michael Dettelbach Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: The case of Dr. Thomas Beddoes Trevor H. Levere Ørsted's Presentation of Others'-and His Own-Work Kenneth L. Caneva Ørsted, Ritter and Magnetochemistry Roberto de Andrade Martins Ørsted's Work on the Compressibility of Liquids and Gases, and His Dynamic Theory of Matter Ole Knudsen Hans Christian Oersted's Spiritual Interpretation of Natural Science Frederick Gregory The Spiritual in the Material D.M. Knight Index
This fascinating text is an exploration of the relationship between science and philosophy in the early nineteenth century. This subject remains one of the most misunderstood topics in modern European intellectual history. By taking the brilliant career of Danish physicist-philosopher Hans Christian Ørsted as their organizing theme, leading international philosophers and historians of science reveal illuminating new perspectives on the intellectual map of Europe in the age of revolution and romanticism.
A fascinating text that is an exploration of the relationship between science and philosophy in the early nineteenth century
Takes the life and work of Danish physicist and philosopher Hans Christian Oersted as its organizing theme
Contributions from leading international philosophers and historians of science