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Making It Whole

A Victorian Circle and the Shape of Their World

Diana Postlethwaite

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Prelude: Polarities: Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Theory of Life (1817–1818) as Victorian Cosmology
1. Foundations: John Stuart Mill and Auguste Comte
2. Applied Science — Phrenology and Evolution: George Combe and Robert Chambers
3. New Faiths — The Philosophy of Necessity, “Force,” and Mesmerism: Charles Bray and Harriet Martineau
4. Synthetic Philosophy: George Henry Lowes and Herbert Spencer
Finale: “The Many in The One, The One in The Many”: George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871–1872) as Victorian Cosmology
Bibliography
Indices
Back Matter

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