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dc.contributor.editorVerburgt, Lukas M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-13T12:18:26Z
dc.date.available2022-05-13T12:18:26Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220513_9783030852580_2
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54410
dc.description.abstractPlaces Ellis at the heart of early-Victorian Cambridge with in-depth descriptions on his scientific work and tragic life Provides a unique glimpse into Victorian intellectual culture, based on previously unpublished archival materials This open access book brings together for the first time all aspects of the tragic life and fascinating work of the polymath Robert Leslie Ellis (1817–1859), placing him at the heart of early-Victorian intellectual culture. Written by a diverse team of experts, the chapters in the book’s first part contain in-depth examinations of, among other things, Ellis’s family, education, Bacon scholarship and mathematical contributions. The second part consists of annotated transcriptions of a selection of Ellis’s diaries and correspondence. Taken together, A Prodigy of Universal Genius: Robert Leslie Ellis, 1817–1859 is a rich resource for historians of science, historians of mathematics and Victorian scholars alike. Robert Leslie Ellis was one of the most intriguing and wide-ranging intellectual figures of early Victorian Britain, his contributions ranging from advanced mathematical analysis to profound commentaries on philosophy and classics and a decisive role in the orientation of mid-nineteenth century scholarship. This very welcome collection offers both new and authoritative commentaries on the work, setting it in the context of the mathematical, philosophical and cultural milieux of the period, together with fascinating passages from the wealth of unpublished papers Ellis composed during his brief and brilliant career. - Simon Schaffer, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in History and Philosophy of Science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PB Mathematics::PBX History of mathematics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies
dc.subject.otherRobert Leslie Ellis
dc.subject.otherthe Cambridge network
dc.subject.othermathematical education
dc.subject.otherWilliam Whewell
dc.subject.otherhistory of science in Britain
dc.subject.otherthe history of ideas
dc.subject.otherearly-Victorian Cambridge
dc.subject.otherhistory of mathematical sciences
dc.subject.otherVictorian intellectual culture
dc.subject.otherlife of Robert Leslie Ellis
dc.titleA Prodigy of Universal Genius: Robert Leslie Ellis, 1817-1859
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-85258-0
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedByNederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
oapen.relation.isbn9783030852580
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.imprintSpringer International Publishing
oapen.series.number55
oapen.pages446
oapen.place.publicationCham


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