By David Bradshaw
This concise better half bargains an leading edge method of realizing the Modernist literary brain in Britain, targeting the highbrow and cultural contexts, which formed it.
Offers an cutting edge method of knowing the Modernist literary brain in Britain.
Helps readers to understand the highbrow and cultural contexts of literary Modernism.
Organised round modern rules comparable to Freudianism and eugenics instead of literary genres.
Relates literary Modernism to the overarching problems with the interval, corresponding to feminism, imperialism and battle.
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Inherent in every particle of life was this rebel force. 9 Angelique Richardson With the new focus on what the future might hold, biology gave birth to sociology. Scratch the surfaces of sociology and biology and it soon becomes clear that both disciplines have had, from their inception, as much to do with prescription as with description. In 1853 Auguste Comte, who coined the term “sociology,” wrote “the subordination of social science to biology is so evident that nobody denies it in statement, however it may be neglected in practice” (1853: II, 112).
One of the most interesting aspects of the book, perhaps, is the way it will help promote an understanding of the cross-fertilization of ideas in the period. The eugenist R. A. Fisher, for example, “one of the most important and productive thinkers in statistics of [the twentieth] century” 3 David Bradshaw (Mazumdar 1991: 96), was also deeply read in Nietzsche. “An interest in Nietzsche,” indeed: was not uncommon among the eugenists. Maximilian Mügge . . who occasionally lectured for the Eugenics Education Society, wrote in 1909 in the first volume of the Eugenics Review that Galton had founded a racial religion: the ideal of the super-man would supply the religious feeling of responsibility which would give the science its popular support.
Who occasionally lectured for the Eugenics Education Society, wrote in 1909 in the first volume of the Eugenics Review that Galton had founded a racial religion: the ideal of the super-man would supply the religious feeling of responsibility which would give the science its popular support. Havelock Ellis, another founding member of the [Eugenics Education] Society, was also one of Nietzsche’s most prolific exponents in English . . The commentators at this time generally saw Nietzsche as the philosopher of Darwinism and evolution whose Übermensch was the forerunner of a new human race, a master race.