Coleridge, Shelly, Davy, and science's millennium

Kipperman, Mark
June 1998
Criticism;Summer98, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p409
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Explores the views of authors Samuel Coleridge and Percy Shelly on natural science. Reference to the books `Religious Musings' by Coleridge and `Queen Mab,' by Shelly; How Coleridge describes poet and chemist Humphry Davy; Examination of the complex reasons for the radical divergence between Coleridge and Shelly on the social utility of scientific knowledge; Assumption among literary critics that a turn to idealism is a rejection of science.


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