Science and Romanticism: A Match Made in the Confused Minds of Men

Charlie D.In my recent research on the writings of various Romantics, I’ve learned that my thoughts about there existing an historical and philosophical connection between mysticism, romanticism, and scientism are in fact correct. The subject deserves more attention, and is too complex to cover in a blog post. However, I want to share some scholarly titles that, if read, can help the willing researcher further nuance the details of the relationship between mysticism, romanticism, and scientism. I’ve tried to hunt down as many as are available for viewing online. After each text, I have bracketed off the kind of text you will be able to easily acquire via Google or some other search engine.

Happy Reading!

1.Ahern, Steven. “Diagnosing Romanticism,” in English Studies in Canada  31:2-3 (2005). [Excerpt]

2.Richards, Robert J. “Darwin on Mind, Morals, and Emotions,” in The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, eds. J. Hodge and G. Radick (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). [Full Text]

3.Bergmann, Martin S. “Freud and Jung:Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Irrational,” in Issues In Psychoanalytic Psychology 30:1 (2008) [Abstract]

4.Young, Julian. Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). [Preview on Google Books]

5.Beer, Gilian. “Darwin and Romanticism,” in Wordsworth Circle 40:1 (2010). [Excerpt]

6.Matveyev, Yoel. “Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: Computational Kabbalah of Rabbi Pinchas Elijah Hurwitz,” in  History and Philosophy of Logic  32:1 (2011). [Abstract]

7.Goethe’s Influence in Science, from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

8. Seamon,David & Arthur Zajonc. Goethe’s Way of Science: A Phenomenology of Nature (New York: SUNY Press, 1998). [Preview on Google Books]

9.Baker, Jennifer J. “Natural Science and the Romanticisms,” in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 53:4 (2007). [Excerpt]

-h.

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