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Issue: 037, 09/07/28 p. 587, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 8
Category: Philosophy   
Topic: Positiveness. [Wesley, the founder of methodism, quoted. It is desirable to admit to not knowing things]

Issue: 037, 09/07/28 p. 588, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 6
Category: Astronomy   Philosophy   Cosmology   
Topic: The Universe in a Nut-shell. [Belief of Newton dismissed, that, if compressed, the universe could be "brought into a globular space of only one inch in diameter"]
Person: NEWTON, Sir Isaac   

Issue: 038, 16/07/28 p. 603, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   Philosophy   Science   
Topic: Beauty of Flowers. [Does the study of botany detract from our pleasure in the beauty of flowers?]
Person: KENT, Miss   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   
Paper [extract]
Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 729
Heading: The Shell. An Historical Apologue
Category: Philosophy   Folklore   Cosmogony   
Topic: [Allegorical tale of a shell from the bay of Atlantis, showing how the world was not made for man alone but "for all the living things in the successive stages of existence"]

Issue: 047, 17/09/28 p. 745
Heading: The Woolgatherer. No. VI
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   
Topic: [What is the definition of mysticism? A column by "W", followed by a dissenting editorial comment]
Signed: W.

Issue: 052, 22/10/28 p. 827, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchymical, Para 12
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   Alchemy   
Topic: Character of the Alchymists. [Spenser`s account of the doomed labours of the alchemists]
Person: EVELYN   DIGBY, Sir Kenelm   SPENSER, Edmund   

Issue: 052, 22/10/28 p. 827, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Astrological, Para 13
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   Astrology   
Topic: The Planets cause Melancholy
Source: Jov. Pontanus, de Reb. Coelest., x,13   

Issue: 053, 29/10/28 p. 840
Heading: The Querist. No. I. (To be continued)
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   
Topic: Qu. 1.--Are the Scotch Metaphysicians worth reading? [A criticism of the writings of Bishop Berkeley]
Person: REID, Thomas   STEWART, Dugald   BROWN   JOUFFROY, M.   JOHNSON, Dr. Samuel   BERKELEY, Bishop   ARISTOTLE   KANT   HUME   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 856-857
Heading: The Querist. No. II.
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   
Topic: Qu. 1 (Continued) -- Are the Scotch Metaphysicians worth reading?

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 856-857
Heading: The Querist. No. II.
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   
Topic: Qu. I

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchymical, Para 15
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   Alchemy   
Topic: Fruitless Labours. [Bacon`s account of the psychology of the alchemists]
Person: BACON, Lord   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 10
Category: Religion   Creation   Philosophy   
Topic: Spinozism of the Hindoos
Source: Veda, Traduct. par Perron   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Logical, Para 10
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   
Topic: Velocity of Reasoning. [Priestley, enquiring into "the operations of the mind", speaks of "the entrance of premises". The Athenaeum questions the verb used]
Person: PRIESTLEY, Dr.   
Source: Priestley`s Inquiry, 3rd edit,, p.319   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchymical, Para 17
Category: Philosophy   Alchemy   Science   
Topic: The Alchymists misrepresented. [Brande, the Secretary of the Royal Society, complains that the Alchymists have been given too much historical credit, having proved nothing. The Athenaeum suggests that the Alchymists` methods of enquiry have formed the basis of modern science, from which Mr. Brande has profited]
Person: BRANDE   
Institution: Royal Society   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Astrological, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   Astrology   Psychology   
Topic: Influence of the Stars. [Astrology addresses the animal instincts in mankind but not the reason]
Source: Johannes de Indagine, Chron.   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 15
Category: Psychology   Philosophy   Dreams   Clairvoyance   
Topic: Reality of Apparitions in Dreams. [The imagination is such a powerful force, according to Lavater, that it can make the person using it simultaneously appear in the mind of an absent friend. If this be the case, the Athenaeum asks, how can the dead appear in the dreams of the living?]
Source: Lavater, iii. 8   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 911-914
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. I
Category: Education   Philosophy   Science   
Topic: [An article enquiring into the state of the University of Cambridge, reputation, type of student, syllabus. To be continued]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 918
Heading: Reason
Category: Philosophy   
Topic: [Quotation on reasoning]
Person: DRUMMOND, Sir W.   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 918
Heading: Truth and Beauty
Category: Philosophy   
Topic: [Aphorism on universal and relative human values]
Person: LACON   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Astrological, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   Astrology   Religion   Folklore   
Topic: Bringing down the Sun. [Brande describes having "made the sun dance" when he was a boy, by watching its reflection tremble in a basin of water. There still exists a folk tradition of going out on Easter mornings to see the rising sun dance, a relic of astrological beliefs]
Person: BRANDE   
Source: Antiqities of Newcastle   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 15
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   Metaphysics   The Soul   
Topic: Vehicular State. [Tucker`s theory on the means of communication between souls after death and their methods of travelling]
Person: TUCKER   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 654
Heading: Nothing from Nothing
Category: Religion   Comparative Religion   Buddhism   Philosophy   Creation   
Topic: [Epicurean dogma that nothing can come from nothing agrees with one of the Upanisheds from the Yajur Veda]
Source: M. Anquetil du Perron`s Latin Version   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 943-944
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. II.
Category: Education   Science   Literature   Philosophy   Professional Ethics   
Topic: [The purpose of an education at Cambridge University. Should it be a place of training for professional life? What should be on the syllabus? Should subjects be taught on a broader basis, to include "the modern languages, and literature, and all the principles of the physical sciences"? The role of religion]
Person: PALEY, Dr.   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchemical, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   Alchemy   Comparative Mythology   
Topic: The Cup of Immortality. [Chinese story about a drink giving immortality likened to the preoccupations of the alchemists]
Source: De Guignes: Voyage a Peking   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchemical, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   The Occult   Alchemy   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Astrological, Para 15
Category: Philosophy   Astrology   Medicine   
Topic: Medical Astrology. Maginus says [...] that a physician has no use for astrology
Source: Maginus: Mathematical Physic   Kurt. Sprengel Hist. Med.   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 14
Category: Psychology   Philosophy   Dreams   
Topic: Pleasures of Dreaming. [If we dreamed the same thing every night, dreaming would seem to have more substance and power to affect our moods]
Source: Pascal: Pensees   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 15, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Metaphysical, Para 8
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   
Topic: Beauty. [What we find beautiful must always reflect a part of our own nature and please us. What departs from it is proportionally displeasing]
Source: Pascal: Pensees   

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 17-18
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. III.
Category: Education   Philosophy   Literature   
Topic: [Letter from a student of Christ`s College, Cambridge, intended to complement the earlier Athenaeum account of a university education which concentrates on the academic syllabus and religious observance. This letter presents a "day in the life" of a student and concentrates on social life, intimate friendship and the space allowed for private reflection. It is written in a mildly satirical style yet the Athenaeum editor takes it for an example of the moral integrity of some students which is contrary to their popular feckless image]
Institution: University of Cambridge   
Letter Signed: E.B.

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 33-34
Heading: State of the Literary Market in England. From Mr. H. C.---n to M. Ladvocat, au Palais Royal
Category: Literature   Travel   Philosophy   Craniology   
Topic: [A mildly satirical account of books which sell in England, as compared with France. Books on metaphysics are more popular in France. H. C. had consequently asked a number of eminent and/or infamous persons if they would like to write a book on the human mind. H. C.`s letter to Ladvocat contains the answers he received including the reply in full he received from De Quincy]
Person: LADVOCAT, M.   DE QUINCY, O.   COPLESTONE, Dr. (Bishop of Llandaff)   SMITH, Horace   MORISON, (Hygenist)   COLERIDGE   BELSHAM, (Unitarian preacher)   LAWRENCE (Painter)   
Letter Signed: H. C. , Mr.

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 44-45, Section: Foreign Notices
Heading: The Italian Universities
Category: Education   Law   Legal Science   Political Science   Philosophy   Archaeology   
Topic: [An account of the range of subjects taught at the Italian universities for Athenaeum readers]
Institution: Arcigymnasium della Sapienza, Rome   University of Bologna   University of Perugia   University of Pisa   University of Padua   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 110, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Romancing, Para 5
Category: Natural History   Philosophy   Literature   Science   Geology   Christian Religion   
Topic: Scientific Romancing. [Geology is romantic because it involves travelling to wild and lonely places and stimulates the imagination to contemplate creation, and change. It gives evidence of the world before Noah]
Source: Conversations on Geology   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 111, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Magical, Para 12
Category: Philosophy   Alchemy   Folklore   Medicine   Psychic Phenomena   Magic   
Topic: Feats of Magicians
Person: TRAGALTIUS   TAURELLUS, Nicholas   
Source: Danaeus: De Sortiariis   Erastus: De Lamiis   St. Augustine: De Civitate Dei   Dictionnaire Infernal   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 111, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 11
Category: Psychology   Philosophy   Dreams   Literature   
Topic: Good and Bad Dreams. [Relationship between waking and sleeping explored in classical literature]
Source: Vives: De Causis Corrupt. Art.   Miscellanea Curiosa   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 97
Heading: Modern English Wit. No. I
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   Science   
Topic: [Essay on wit, containing a sardonic reference to] the great improvement which has taken place in the feelings of society, the taste for discussion upon important questions, the very thinking habits of the present age, - short, Sir, the disposition to study THINGS [which] allow[s] no room for that play upon WORDS which delighted our ancestors.

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   Philosophy   Christian Religion   
Topic: Mosses. [Their useful functions: to protect the roots of other plants in winter, to grow where nothing else can without impoverishing the soil, to convert watery habitats into "firm land" while purifying the water. To study them is to attend to "the infinitely little", one of two extremes between which Pascal says mankind is placed. The other is "the infinitely great" ]
Person: PASCAL   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 143, Section: Varieties
Heading: Newton, Para 6
Category: Biography   Literature   Philosophy   Science   
Topic: There is in the records of Newton a sentence in the spirit of Shakspeare
Person: NEWTON, Sir Isaac   SHAKESPEARE   

Issue: 076, 08/04/29 p. 217-218
Heading: The Museum of Thoughts. IV.--Novalis
Category: Science   Philosophy   Logic   Metaphysics   Psychology   Chemistry   Physics   Mathematics   Poetry   Literature   
Topic: [A series of definitions of the nature of thought and thinking]

Issue: 077, 15/04/29 p. 234
Heading: The Querist. No. III
Category: Philosophy   Language   Logic   

Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 241-243
Heading: The Museum of Thoughts. No. V.--Fichte
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   Science   
Topic: [A philosophical tract containing scientific metaphors and allusions]
Person: FICHTE   

Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 248
Heading: Influence of the senses of animals upon the intelligence
Category: Anthropology   Morphology   Psychology   Philosophy   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: [Relationship of body and soul. The usefulness of human hands as tools or instruments]

Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 271
Heading: Effect of Intellectual Pursuits on the Human Frame
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   
Topic: [Stages of life. Role of the senses, feelings, mind and imagination in youth, middle- and old age]

Issue: 088, 01/07/29 p. 409
Heading: Dialogue between Various Men and Women upon Various Subjects. An Introductory Chapter. Concerning Tintern Abbey
Category: Geography   British Isles   Philosophy Of Civilization   
Topic: [Fictional account of a sightseeing tour in which the protagonists` differences of character and opinion are reconciled by their common feeling for nature. The relationship between humans and nature is then considered on a grand scale in a description of Tintern Abbey]
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 093, 05/08/29 p. 487-488
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. IV. (The Humourists:I). Sir Thomas Browne
Category: History Of Science   Philosophy   Psychology   Literature   Science   Religion   
Topic: [Survey of the writings of Sir Thomas Browne, defining humour as opposed to satire, "the grotesque", or wit. The article contains allusions to Browne`s work in "the natural philosophy of his age"]
Ed`s Mark: W. D.

Issue: 094, 12/08/29 p. 501
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. V. Wycliffe
Category: Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Philosophy Of Education   Christian Religion   
Topic: [Article, from a series on influential thinkers, containing a discussion on the nature of social reform. Popularisation of science is regarded as one way to achieve this (as opposed to "improving" a few people). It is best, like Wycliffe, to address everyone equally, without sacrificing scientific accuracy and detailed knowledge, by appealing to a universal moral sense]

Issue: 097, 02/09/29 p. 549-550
Heading: On Oikology
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Agriculture   Enclosure   
Topic: [Response to an article outwith the Athenaeum. This is "the last number" of the "Quarterly Review". The relevant piece is entitled "Condition of the Lower Orders". The Athenaeum essay is a discussion of the emergent discipline of political economy and the debate as to its "nature", with reference to the issue of "consolidating small farms". Is "political economy" a pure science or a set of rules for conduct based on practical experience? Might its development resemble the development of other disciplines, as, for example the emergence of astronomy from astrology, from an omnipotent to a marginal status in the affairs of mankind, finally to attain the status of a pure science? The writer eventually seems to suggest that the "management of the state" is best served by a combination of practical sense and philosophy]
Source: Quarterly Review   Goldsmith: Deserted Village   
Issue: 098, 09/09/29 p. 568-569
Heading: Letter from Caroline. To the Editor of the Athenaeum
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Agriculture   Ecology   Enclosure   
Topic: [A response to "On Oikology", an essay appearing in issue number 97 of the Athenaeum. The author, "Caroline" (the Athenaeum refers the reader to "Conversations on Political Economy" between "Mrs. B." and "Caroline") particularly objects to one inference of "On Oikology", that those who embrace the science of political economy support a policy of consolidating small farms and ejecting small tenants. Caroline`s letter contains a further critique of "On Oikology" from "a gentleman, a very old friend of Mrs. B." See separate record, under the heading printed in the Athenaeum, "Critique of an Essay on Oikology"]
Letter Signed: Caroline

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 573-574
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. IX. Burns
Category: Literature   Philosophy   Education   
Topic: [Essay, which in contradistinction to an earlier Athenaeum essay, "On Oikology" (Issue 97), favours experience over "philosophy", in this case as the touchstone of great art. It protests that book-learning and abstract scholarship would have been no use to the Scottish vernacular poet Burns. "He had not been nourished on the dry dust of terminologies and technical artifices, but had drawn his knowledge from the real and vital stores of the world" and, "so well had he learned to attach importance to things instead of words, that his boyhood seems scarcely to have at all suffered even from the reading `Locke`s Essay on the Human Understanding`"]
Person: BURNS, Robert   
Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 584-586
Heading: To Miss Caroline.--(Private)
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   
Topic: [Letter to Miss Caroline signed Ephraim Mullens, complaining that he has been drawn into a "paper controversy" with Mr. Johnson for Caroline`s amusement. It also contains Mullens` "Answer to a Critique of an Essay upon Oikology" (see separate record in this database)]
Person: JOHNSON, Jonathan   WOOLLER   
Letter Signed: MULLENS, Ephraim

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 585-586
Heading: Answer to a Critique of an Essay upon Oikology
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   
Topic: [Ephraim Mullens "answers" the points raised in Johnson`s "Critique" in eight allegedly unconnected paragraphs, implicitly accusing Johnson of incoherence and obtuseness. The paragraphs include comments upon the lowering of standards in the "learned professions"]
Person: MULLENS, Ephraim   JOHNSON, Jonathan   WHEWELL, Mr.   RICARDO   NORTH, Sir Dudley   NEWTON, Sir Isaac   SMITH, Adam   BACON, Lord   MARCET, Mrs.   
Issue: 100, 23/09/29 p. 597-598
Heading: Quip Modest on a Late Retort Courteous. Being the Substance of a Dialogue Supplementary to Mrs. Marcet`s "Conversations on Political Economy"
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   
Topic: ["Platonic" dialogue involving participants: the fictitious "Mrs. B." of Mrs. Marcet`s book to popularize the subject of political economy; Miss Caroline the adopted "niece" of Jonathan Johnson; Jonathan Johnson and Ephraim Mullens, the main adversaries in the controversy over Mullens` Athenaeum article "On Oikology". It starts with a scarcely veiled, vitriolic attack upon Mullens, (Johnson has trodden, in the scenario, "upon a fat aristocratic spaniel, who is made to feel the horrors of all sudden revolutionary transitional social movements".) It ends with a fiercely eloquent defence of the science of political economy.]
Person: MARCET, Mrs.   JOHNSON, Jonathan   CAROLINE   MULLENS, Ephraim   BULWER, Mr.   RICARDO   THOMPSON, Peronnet   HUSKISSON   BURKE, Edmund   
Source: London Magazine   Mrs. Marcet: Conversations on Political Economy   
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 101, 30/09/29 p. 613-614
Heading: Coleridge and the Germans. A Dialogue
Category: Philosophy   
Topic: ["Platonic" dialogue on the exaggerated regard for the German philosophers, for example, Novalis, shown by Carlyle, at the expense of the English poet, Coleridge. The diminution of Coleridge is by making him seem to subscribe to the same philosophy yet to be somehow less advanced. The differences in the philosophy and works of Coleridge and "the Germans" are stressed here]
Issue: 101, 30/09/29 p. 912
Heading: Westminster Review. Sept. 1829
Category: Periodicals   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: This is beyond contradiction the mechanical age, as some of its satirists in derision have been pleased to call it. [Satirical comment on the running of Westminster Review, referring to the belief in science and industry of its editor]. The editor, we are credibly informed, is the only human being on the establishment; and is merely employed in sorting and arranging the "articles" which the critical machine throws off with unrivalled celerity and precision [...]
Person: MACAULEY   
Source: Westminster Review   

Issue: 102, 07/10/29 p. 629-630
Heading: Jacobite Minstrelsy
Category: Philosophy   Music   Literature   Poetry   Anthropology   Philology   Historical Sciences   History Of Civilization   General Coincident Historical Considerations   
Topic: [The antiquity of poetry, particularly song which is, "the literature of the people". Comparative examples may be found in the songs of the Ancient Greeks (and Romans), and of the "Celtic, Sclavonic, or Gothic" ancestors of the "races of modern Europe". The oral and written tradition. What is a song? What is the relationship between words and music, and, within songs, the relationship of words as sounds and as "the representatives of visible images"? The role of songs of protest, such as Jacobin songs]

Issue: 103, 14/10/29 p. 645-646
Heading: Jacobite Minstrelsy. (Continued from page 630)
Category: Philosophy   Literature   Poetry   Anthropology   Philology   
Topic: [Continuation of the article on Jacobite songs, focussing more narrowly on the actual words of the songs, written down]

Issue: 106, 04/11/29 p. 694-695
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. XI. Joan of Arc
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Psychology   Philosophy   Imagination   
Topic: [The story of Joan of Arc, containing suggestions as to the psychology of women]
Person: JOAN OF ARC   TURNER, Mr. Sharon   
Source: Turner: History of England during the Middle Ages   

Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 758-759
Heading: History of Icthyology
Category: Zoology   Icthyology   History Of Science   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Food   
Topic: The following abstract of the History of Icthyology, by the Baron Cuvier, prefixed to his great work on the "Natural History of Fishes", has been prepared for "The Revue Encyclopedique", by M. Flourens, the author of the article on the effect of cold on animals, inserted a few weeks since in "The Athenaeum". The work of M. Cuvier above alluded to, has advanced as far as the fourth volume. When complete it will consist of between fifteen and twenty volumes octavo, or from eight to ten quarto
Source: Revue Encyclopedique   
Issue: 115, 09/01/30 p. 10-12
Heading: On the Scotch Spirit
Category: Scotland   Psychology   Philosophy   Social Sciences   Sociology   Public Opinion   Politics   
Topic: [Is there truly a Scottish national character?]
Source: Edinburgh Review   Guesses at Truth   
Institution: East India Company   Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 17
Heading: The Westminster Review.--Writings of Coleridge
Category: Philosophy   Political Economy   Literature   Periodicals   
Topic: [The Athenaeum writer objects to an article in the "Westminster Review". The latter article claims (and the Athenaeum article quotes with derision) that "Mr.Coleridge is a Benthamite in his poetry; a Utilitarian; a `greatest happiness` man", while "in his prose; there he is not his own man...". The Athenaeum finds such a neat division between works of prose and poetry implausible and asks, "Can such a critic have any idea of a human being as a complex, but homogeneous whole?" It goes on to defend the worth of Coleridge`s prose writings, though it implies they may be too demanding for the "honest but conceited man, who writes in the Westminster Review"]
Source: Westminster Review   Coleridge: Biographia Literaria   Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice   Coleridge: Christabel   Edinburgh Review   

Issue: 119, 06/02/30 p. 65
Heading: On Education. First Conversation. Eubulus and Philochares. Munich, Jan. 8 (Continuation next week)
Category: Education   Children   Psychology   Mental Development   Philosophy   Folklore   Popularization Of Science   Natural History   
Topic: [Dialogue, in which the father of a motherless boy, sets out before a confidante, the philosophy of education which will make good his son`s lack]
Source: Bewick: Quadrupeds   Arabian Nights   
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 120, 13/02/30 p. 95, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Heading: Pliny the most laborious of Writers, Para 6
Category: Philosophy   Science And Knowledge   
Topic: [Cuvier`s comments on the derivative nature of Pliny`s writings]
Person: PLINY   CUVIER   

Issue: 120, 13/02/30 p. 95, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Heading: The Use of Scientific Discoveries, Para 1
Category: Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Anecdote of Davy on the potential and growing use of science to society]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Source: Davy: Consolations in Travel   
Institution: Royal Society   

Issue: 122, 27/02/30 p. 120-122
Heading: On the Melancholy of Authors
Category: Literature   Philosophy   Communication   Printing   Periodicals   
Topic: [Satirical essay, making reference to the large amount of printed material available, examining the urge to write in the light of its difficulty and describing the masks and postures a young writer will often adopt before becoming professional]
Essay Signed: L. R. [RITCHIE, Leitch ?]

Issue: 124, 13/03/30 p. 158
Heading: A Visionary of Fifty Years ago
Category: Science   Literature   Philosophy   Imagination   Inventions   Steam Power   
Topic: [A literary item, illustrating public resistance to new scientific ideas]

Issue: 124, 13/03/30 p. 158
Heading: Baron Heurteloup`s Lithotritic Operation
Category: Medicine   Urogenital System   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Heurteloup has given demonstrations at the "principal London medical institutions". The Athenaeum admires both his surgical skill and theoretical knowledge]
Person: HEURTELOUP, Baron   

Issue: 125, 20/03/30 p. 169-170
Heading: Reminiscences of the Latter Days of Kant
Category: Philosophy   Science   
Topic: [Biographical memoir of Kant which refers to his interest in science]

Issue: 129, 17/04/30 p. 232-233
Heading: Reminiscences of the Latter Days of Kant. (Second Article)
Category: Biography   Philosophy   Science   Literature   
Topic: [Kant`s esteem for science, over and above "all that was exaggerated, either in manners or language"]

Issue: 130, 24/04/30 p. 250-251
Heading: Mr. Owen`s Lectures
Category: Philosophy   Social Sciences   Economics   
Topic: On Sunday last Mr. Owen commenced, according to previous advertisement, a series of lectures at the Mechanics` Institution [...] to point out the best means of ameliorating the moral, mental, and political condition of mankind
Person: OWEN, Mr.   
Institution: Mechanics` Institution   
Issue: 133, 15/05/30 p. 297-298
Heading: Geodesical Survey of Ireland. Royal Institution. Conversazione, April 7
Category: Geography   Geodesy   British Isles   Astronomy   The Earth   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Extension of the geodesical survey of Britain to include Ireland, which has been done on a larger scale than the survey of England. Improvement of methods, including the use of a geometrical "base line", to ensure greater accuracy. The physical difficulty of seeing distant points is converted, in this account, into a metaphor for the advancement of scientific knowledge.]
Institution: Government Office of Ordnance   East India Company   
Lecture, 07/04/1830
Issue: 137, 12/06/30 p. 362-363
Heading: Theory of Colour. Royal Institution. Conversazione, Friday, June 4
Category: Physics   Optics   Light   Psychology   Philosophy   Medicine   Nervous System   Sense Organs   The Eye   Sight   Vision   Art   
Topic: [Brockedon on colour. Its pleasure and interest. The spectrum. Primary or "primitive" colours. Complementary or "antagonist" colours. White and black. Black letters on printed posters "much modified by the complementary hue of the surrounding ground". "The radiated membrane" recently discovered in the human eye. An invention by Mr. Field to help artists gauge the effects of different colour combinations]
Source: Ferguson: Lectures - Optics   
Institution: Royal Institution   
Lecture, 04/06/1830 Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 138, 19/06/30 p. 378
Heading: Northern Asia. [Extracts from the Correspondence of Dr. Erman]
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Asia   Tibet   Russian Empire   Physics   Magnetism   Electromagnetism   Philosophy Of Science   Religion   
Topic: A Visit to the Lamas of Siberia. [Extracts from an originally private correspondence between Dr. Erman in Tibet and his father, Professor Erman in Berlin. They are introduced by an editorial note: "To the scientific observer, they will afford novel and attractive matter, whether his pursuits be directed to the spacious field of nature, or the less sublime, though scarcely less interesting, study of man"]
Person: HANSTEEN, Prof. (of Christiana)   DUE, Lieut. (of Christiana)   ERMAN, Dr.   ERMAN, Prof.   CHAMBA-LAMA   DALAI-LAMA of THIBET   GENTIMUR, Prince (Officer of the Cossacks)   
Letter, Spring, 1829 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 138, 19/06/30 p. 382
Heading: Censorship, Para 13
Category: Printing   Communication   Periodicals   Religion   Science   Philosophy   Ethics   
Topic: [Long historical precedent for the censorship of printed materials]
Person: FRANCIS THE FIRST, King of France   

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 443-444
Heading: Steam-Carriages
Category: Steam Power   Physics   Mechanics   Engineering   Philosophy Of Science   Theory And Practice   
Topic: [The limitations of steam power. Steam engines could not be made to go up hills without making them wastefully large. As yet this only makes them suitable for level railways. It is impossible to predict what future changes may be made. In the case of steam navigation it took from 1736 (when the idea of steam-boats was first patented) to 1805, to put a boat to sea]
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 444
Heading: Sheathing of Ships
Category: Engineering   Materials Testing   Ships   Physics   Chemistry   Philosophy Of Science   Theory And Practice   
Topic: [Copper bottoms for ships are effective at stopping shells and seaweeds attaching themselves but the copper soon wears out. If the copper is in contact with zinc or iron, this does not happen. (Davy made some unsuccessful experiments on "sheathing" ships and another unnamed "scientific man" is working on the same thing now). Even if this research into electric action on metals may not be applied to the cladding of ships, it may be applied to other structures or in building]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 143, 24/07/30 p. 462
Heading: A Literary Radical, Para 13
Category: Philosophy   Natural Philosophy   Natural History   Physics   Astronomy   
Topic: [The Athenaeum has seen the prospectus of a book by Sieber. It "will embrace medicine, physics, poetry, philosophy, and politics" and will surely be "among the aberrations of literary radicalism or radical hallucination"]
Person: SIEBER, Francis William   NEWTON, Sir Isaac   ARISTOTLE   BACON, Lord   LOCKE   
Source: Sieber: Systeme de la Nature Physique et Spirituelle   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 588-589
Heading: Manchester Railway
Category: Steam Power   Communication   Ships   Railways   Engineering   Inventions   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [A short article on the rapid advance of steam power in approximately twenty years, from the author`s first experience of a slow paddle steamer ride from Bath to Bristol to today`s "steam carriages, flying over the country at the rate of thirty miles an hour". The engines are described as if animate. There are general observations on the state of the arts]
Person: HUSKISSON   WELLINGTON, Duke of   

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Issue: 008, 19/02/28 p. 115-116
Heading: Moral Philosophy
Category: Philosophy   
Title: Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind
Author: STEWART, Dugald   

Issue: 012, 04/03/28 p. 184
Heading: Notices of English Books
Category: Philosophy   
Title: A Disquisition on the Nature and Property of Living Animals, with an Inquiry how far our Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is consistent with the Belief of a Soul and Future Life; and on the Intellectual Difference between Man and Brutes
Author: WARREN, George   
Attribution: Surgeon

Issue: 014, 11/03/28
Heading: Payne`s Mental and Moral Science
Category: Philosophy   
Title: The Elements of Mental and Moral Science: designed to exhibit the original susceptibilities of the Mind
Author: PAYNE, George   

Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 641-642
Heading: Estimate of the Human Mind
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   
Title: The Estimate of the Human Mind; being a Philosophical Inquiry into the Legitimate Application and Extent of its Leading Faculties
Author: DAVIES, Rev. T.   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 656-658
Heading: Guesses at Truth
Category: Philosophy   Philology   
Title: Guesses at Truth
Author: HARE, Julius Charles   
Attribution: By Two Brothers

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 689-691
Heading: Dugald Stewart`s Philosophy of Man
Category: Philosophy   
Title: The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man
Author: STEWART, Dugald   
Attribution: Formerly Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 770-772
Heading: Stewart`s Philosophy of Man. (Continued from page 689)
Category: Philosophy   
Title: The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man. [Second notice]
Author: STEWART, Dugald   
Attribution: Formerly Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 937
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Philosophy   Occultism   
Title: Past Feelings Renovated; or, Ideas occasioned by the perusal of Dr. Hibbert`s Philosophy of Apparitions; written with the view of counteracting any sentiments approaching Materialism, which that work, however unintentional on the part of the Author, may have a tendency to produce
Author: ANON   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 937
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Philosophy   Science   Christian Religion   
Title: The Cultivation of the Mind, an Object of Primary Importance
Author: DAVIES, Rev. J.   
Attribution: Author of "An Estimate of the Human Mind"
Institution: Southampton Institution   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 938
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Education   Science   Literature   Philosophy   Philology   
Title: An Introductory Lecture delivered in the University of London, on Tuesday, November 11, 1828
Author: HURWITZ, Hyman   
Attribution: Professor of the Hebrew Language and Literature
Institution: University of London   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 949
Heading: Cousin`s New Philosophical Fragments
Category: Philosophy   
Title: Nouveaux Fragmens Philosophiques
Author: COUSIN, Victor   
Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Philosophy   Education   Science   Religion   
Title: On the Knowledge of Christ Crucified, and other Divine Comtemplations. [...] With an Introductory Essay by the Rev. David Young, Perth
Author: HALE, Sir Matthew   
Attribution: Lord Chief Justice of King`s Bench, England

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 8
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Medicine   Natural History   Psychology   Philosophy   
Title: The Origin of Life, the Cause of Diseases, and the Source of our Feelings and Senses Explained and Demonstrated
Author: MORRISON, James   
Attribution: "The Hygeist"

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 23
Heading: Universities and Public Schools
Category: Education   Philosophy   Science   Literature   
Title: Extracts from a Work preparing fro publication, under the title of "Select Notices of Universities and Public Schools"
Author: ANON   
Institution: University of Edinburgh   University of Glasgow   Trinity College, Dublin   Belfast Academical Institution   King`s College, Canada   Royal College, Vendome   University of Gottingen   University of Berlin   University of Warsaw   The Russian Gymnasia   Yale College   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 135
Heading: Intellectual Philosophy
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   Education   
Title: Conversations on Intellectual Philosophy; or, a Familiar Explanation of the Nature and Operations of the Human Mind
Author: BROWN, Capt. Thomas   

Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 147-149
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Ecology   Agriculture   Christian Religion   Philosophy   Ornithology   
Title: The Journal of a Naturalist
Author: ANON   

Issue: 076, 08/04/29 p. 210-211
Heading: Natural History
Category: Zoology   Philosophy   Science   Animal Habits, Personality   Domestic Animals   
Title: The Menageries; Quadrupeds described and drawn from living Subjects. Being Vol. I., Part I., of the Library of Entertaining Knowledge
Author: ANON   
Institution: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 246
Heading: Chemistry
Category: Science   Chemistry   Philosophy   Education   
Title: A Chemical Catechism, in which the Elements of Chemistry, with the recent Discoveries in the Science, are clearly and fully explained. Illustrated by Notes, Engravings, and Tables; and containing an Appendix of Select Experiments, Etc.
Author: GRAHAM, Thomas John   
Attribution: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London

Issue: 080, 06/05/29 p. 273-274
Heading: The Hamiltonian System
Category: Education   Philosophy   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   
Title: The History, Principles, Practice, and Results of the Hamiltonian System, Etc.
Author: HAMILTON, J.   
Attribution: Author of "The Hamiltonian System"

Issue: 081, 13/05/29 p. 295-296
Heading: The Hamiltonian System
Category: Education   Philosophy   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   
Title: The History, Principles, Practice, and results of the Hamiltonian System, Etc. [Second notice]
Author: HAMILTON, J.   
Attribution: Author of "The Hamiltonian System"

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 308
Heading: The Hamiltonian System
Category: Education   Philosophy   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   Mathematics   Mineralogy   
Title: The History, Principles, Practice, and Results of the Hamiltonian System, Etc. [Third notice]
Author: HAMILTON, J.   
Attribution: Author of "The Hamiltonian System"
Institution: Morning Chronicle   Westminster Review   Edinburgh Review   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 373
Heading: Phenomena of the Human Mind
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   Science   
Title: Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind
Author: MILL, James   
Attribution: Author of the "History of British India" and "Elements of Political Economy"

Issue: 088, 01/07/29 p. 404-406
Heading: Phenomena of the Human Mind
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   Science   
Title: Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind. (Concluded from p. 373) [Second notice]
Author: MILL, James   

Issue: 089, 08/07/29 p. 418-420
Heading: The Life of Locke
Category: Biography   Philosophy   
Title: The Life of John Locke, with Extracts from his Correspondence, Journals, and Common-Place Books. [To be continued]
Author: KING, Lord   

Issue: 090, 15/07/29 p. 434
Heading: The Life of Locke
Category: Philosophy   Biography   Mathematics   
Title: The Life of John Locke, with Extracts from his Correspondence, Journals, and Common-Place Books. [Second Notice; see p. 420]
Author: KING, Lord   

Issue: 094, 12/08/29 p. 497-498
Heading: The Pursuit of Knowledge
Category: Physics   Mechanics   Barometers   Philosophy Of Science   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Vol. III. Part I. The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties; illustrated by Anecdotes

Issue: 095, 19/08/29 p. 514-515
Heading: The Pursuit of Knowledge
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Biography   Mathematics   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Vol. III, Part I. The Pursuit of knowledge under Difficulties; illustrated by Anecdotes
Author: ANON   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 717-718
Heading: German Tales
Category: Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Mathematics   Literature   Poetry   
Title: Foreign Tales and Traditions; chiefly selected from the Fugitive Literature of Germany
Author: CUNNINGHAM, George G.   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 738
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Science   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Geology   
Title: Studies in Natural History; exhibiting a Popular View of the most striking and interesting Objects of the Material World. Illustrated by ten engravings
Author: RHIND, William   
Attribution: Member of the Royal Medical and Royal Physical Societies of Edinburgh
Institution: Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh   Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 740
Heading: Botany
Category: Botany   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   
Title: Rare or Remarkable Phaenogamous Plants collected in South Kent; with Descriptive Notices and Observations
Author: SMITH, Gerard Edwards   
Attribution: Of St. John`s College, Oxford
Institution: University of Oxford   

Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 749-750
Heading: Elements of Physics, Etc
Category: Physics   Natural Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Heat   
Title: Elements of Physics, or Natural Philosophy, General and Medical, explained independently of Technical Mathematics. In two volumes. Volume II. Part I comprehending the subjects of Heat and Light
Author: ARNOTT, Neil   
Attribution: M. D.; Of the Royal College of Physicians
Institution: Royal College of Physicians   

Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 751-753
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Mineralogy   Geology   Cosmology   
Title: The British Naturalist
Author: ANON   
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 766-768
Heading: History of Scotland
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Popularization Of Science   Encyclopaedias   Literature   
Title: History of Scotland. Volume I, being the Commencement of Dr. Lardner`s Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Author: SCOTT, Sir Walter   
Attribution: Bart.
Issue: 117, 23/01/30 p. 39-40
Heading: Extraordinary Somnambulist
Category: Medicine   Psychology   Insanity   Philosophy   Occultism   Hypnotism   Psychic Phenomena   Poetry   
Title: Die Scherin von Prevorst; i.e. The Prophetess of Prevorst: a Revelation of the Inner Life of Man, and of the Communication of a World of Spirits with our own
Author: KERNER, Justinus   
Attribution: "A Swabian physician, at Weinsberg"
Issue: 118, 30/01/30 p. 53
Heading: Hieroglyphics
Category: Archaeology   Philology   Philosophy Of Science   Steam Power   Christian Religion   
Title: Lectures on the Elements of Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Antiquities
Author: SPINETO, Marquis   

Issue: 120, 13/02/30 p. 82-83
Heading: Sir H. Davy`s Posthumous Work
Category: Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Christian Religion   Geology   Astronomy   Physics   Chemistry   
Title: Consolations in Travel; or, The Last Days of a Philosopher
Author: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Attribution: Late President of the Royal Society
Institution: Royal Society   

Issue: 121, 20/02/30 p. 101-103
Category: Christian Religion   Medicine   Food   Health   Addiction And Temperance   Philosophy   Aesthetics   Ethics   
Title: The Christian Physiologist--Tales illustrative of the Five Senses; their Mechanism, Uses, and Government
Author: ANON   
Attribution: Author of "The Collegians"

Issue: 127, 03/04/30 p. 201
Category: Science   Encyclopaedias   Political Economy   Social Sciences   Geography   Geodesy   Philosophy   Mathematics   Physics   
Title: Encyclopaedia Britannica: Seventh Edition; with the Supplement to the former Editions incorporated. Vol. I. Part I.

Issue: 129, 17/04/30 p. 225
Category: Biography   Philosophy   Medicine   Insanity   Christian Religion   
Title: Essays on the Lives of Cowper, Newton and Heber; or, an Examination of the Evidence of the Course of Nature being interrupted by the Divine Government
Author: ANON   

Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 276-278
Heading: Lardner`s Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Category: Encyclopaedias   Physics   Mechanics   Popularization Of Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Philosophy   Natural Philosophy   Manufactures   Labour   Inventions   Creativity   
Title: A Treatise on Mechanics
Author: KATER, Capt. Henry   LARDNER, Rev. Dionysius   
Attribution: R. S.; LL. D.; F. R. S.

Issue: 134, 22/05/30 p. 305-306
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Professional Ethics   History Of Science   Education   Astronomy   Geography   Geodesy   
Title: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes
Author: BABBAGE, Charles   
Institution: Royal Society   Government Office of Ordnance   Board of Longitude   

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