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Michael Faraday, Sandemanian and Scientist : A Study of Science and Religion in the 19th Century : A Study of Science and Religion in the Nineteenth Century - Geoffrey Cantor

Michael Faraday, Sandemanian and Scientist : A Study of Science and Religion in the 19th Century

A Study of Science and Religion in the Nineteenth Century

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Michael Faraday has become renowned as the discoverer of such phenomena as electromagnetic rotation, electromagnetic induction and the laws of electrochemistry. Moreover, his theoretical insights provided the basis for field theory. This book locates Faraday and his science in the context of the Sandemanians, an obscure Christian fundamentalist sect to which he belonged. After outlining the history of the sect, Faraday's social and political views, including his attitude to the scientific community, are shown to derive from the Sandemanian social philosophy. Likewise, his profoundly religious understanding of nature is seen as permeating many aspects of his science. Geoffrey Cantor is also the author of "Optics after Newton" and co-editor of "Companion to the History of Modern Science".

List of Illustrations - Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Anglicans, Dissenters and Sandemanians - The London Sandemanian Fellowship - Faraday among the Sandemanians - Faraday in Society - Scientific Institutions - A Theology of Nature - Faraday on Scientific Method - Scientific Investigations - Faraday's Personality Revisited - Epilogue: Science and Religion - Appendix A: Faraday/Barnard family tree - Appendix B: Male members of the London Sandemanian meeting house, 1821-67 - Appendix C: Sandemanian scientists - Bibliographical Essay - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333588024
ISBN-10: 0333588029
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 359
Published: May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.49  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1