(2018) Schelling's reception in nineteenth-century British literature, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
The legacies of naturphilosophie and British science
This chapter considers Schelling's influence on British science. Beginning with Coleridge, Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday, the chapter considers the ways in which British Romantic science responded to Naturphilosophie and prompted new developments in it. The chapter then turns to consider Schelling's role in the development of evolutionary theory, first through Joseph Henry Green and Richard Owen, and then, in the figures of William Whewell and, more diffusely, Charles Darwin. These insights eventually would combine with a strand in mid-Victorian theology also born out of the British reception of Schelling, Henry Longueville Mansel's readings of William Hamilton, one which would result in the development of a new position which linked later Victorian discourses of science and theology: agnosticism.
Whiteley, G. (2018). The legacies of naturphilosophie and British science, in Schelling's reception in nineteenth-century British literature, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 207-236.
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