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Lewes, George Henry 1817-1878

Overview
Works: 676 works in 2,418 publications in 4 languages and 20,071 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Software  Illustrated works  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, pre, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: B430.A5, 170
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Most widely held works by George Henry Lewes
The life of Goethe by George Henry Lewes( Book )

65 editions published between 1855 and 1965 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On actors and the art of acting by George Henry Lewes( Book )

64 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and German and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of articles written by Lewes at different periods, but with the purpose of directing attention not simply to the fact that Acting is an Art, but that, like all other Arts, it is obstructed by a mass of unsystemised opinion, calling itself criticism
A biographical history of philosophy by George Henry Lewes( Book )

143 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosopher and critic George Henry Lewes (1817-78) published this work in two volumes in 1845-6. This is a reissue of an 1892 printing, which brought the volumes into one book. Lewes wrote widely on literature, science and philosophy, and was also the long-term intimate companion of George Eliot. This book is a narrative history, rather than an encyclopedia, of key philosophers. It is, therefore, a partial and personal study instead of an exhaustive textbook. The first volume concentrates solely on Greek philosophy, beginning with the Pre-Socratics and ending with the Neo-Platonists. The second volume jumps to Francis Bacon, concentrating on British, German and French philosophy, and addressing, among others, Spinoza, Locke, Hume and Kant, and ending with Auguste Comte. Containing both historical anecdotes and pithy analyses of ideas, this book reflects the expertise and intellectual sympathies of a Victorian polymath
Literary criticism of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life & works of Goethe : with sketches of his age and contemporaries by George Henry Lewes( Book )

43 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of success in literature by George Henry Lewes( Book )

54 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1891 volume of essays, in the words of its editor, Fred Scott, is just the work to go into the hands of those that hope and despair of the teacher of rhetoric the callow young man with a sneaking ambition for literature Lewes examines how such elements as vision, sincerity, beauty, and style determine literary success or failure
Comte's philosophy of the sciences: being an exposition of the principles of the Cours de philosophie positive of Auguste Comte by George Henry Lewes( Book )

54 editions published between 1813 and 2012 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranthorpe by George Henry Lewes( Book )

43 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Goethe's life by George Henry Lewes( Book )

41 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of philosophy from Thales to Comte by George Henry Lewes( Book )

37 editions published between 1867 and 1990 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical basis of mind ... Being the second series of Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )

47 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is restricted to the group of material conditions which constitute the organism in relation to the physical world--a group which furnishes the data for one half of the psychologist's quest; the other half being furnished by historical and social conditions. The Human Mind, so far as it is accessible to scientific inquiry, has a twofold root, man being not only an animal organism but an unit in the social organism; and hence the complete theory of its functions and faculties must be sought in this twofold direction. One leading object of the following pages has been everywhere to substitute the biological point of view for the metaphysical and mechanical points of view which too often obstruct research--the one finding its expression in spiritualist theories, the other in materialist theories; both disregarding the plain principle that the first requisite in a theory of biological phenomena must be to view them in the light of biological conditions. Another object has been to furnish the reader uninstructed in physiology with such a general outline of the structure and functions of the organism, and such details respecting the sentient mechanism, as may awaken an interest in the study, and enable him to understand the application of Physiology to Psychology. The volume contains four essays. The first, on the Nature of Life, deals with the specialty of organic phenomena, as distinguished from the inorganic. The second essay is on the Nervous Mechanism, setting forth what is known and what is inferred respecting the structure and properties of that all-important system. The third essay treats of Animal Automatism. Here the constant insistence on the biological point of view, while it causes a rejection of the mechanical theory, admits the fullest recognition of all the mechanical relations involved in animal movements, and thus endeavors to reconcile the contending schools. In the final essay the Reflex Theory is discussed; and here once more the biological point of view rectifies the error of an analysis which has led to the denial of Sensibility in reflex actions, because that analysis has overlooked the necessary presence of the conditions which determine Sensibility"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )

50 editions published between 1873 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As its title suggests, this book addresses certain problems of Life and Mind. When the author organized this book, he originally intended it to be a series of essays related to those two subjects. But, he says, out of this series arose two results, little contemplated. In the author's own words, "the first result was such a mutual illumination from the various principles arrived at separately that I began to feel confident of having something like a clear vision of the fundamental inductions necessary to the constitution of Psychology; hence, although I do not propose to write a complete treatise, I hope to establish a firm groundwork for future labors. The second result, which was independent of the first, arose thus: Finding the exposition obstructed by the existence of unsolved metaphysical problems, and by the too frequent employment of the metaphysical Method, and knowing that there was no chance of general recognition of the scientific Method and its inductions while the rival Method was tolerated, and the conceptions of Force, Cause, Matter, Mind, were vacillating and contradictory, I imagined that it would be practicable in an introductory chapter, not indeed to clear the path of these obstacles, but at least to give such precise indications of the principles adopted throughout the exposition as would enable the reader to follow it untroubled by metaphysical difficulties. That introductory chapter has grown insensibly into a substantive work; and the two volumes of which it consists are but a portion of what has been written. Not only has the chapter grown into a work, the work itself has grown into a systematic introduction to the philosophy of Science; and what was intended merely as a preparation for a Psychology discloses itself as the Foundations of a Creed. This brief sketch of its history may not only explain and partly justify the somewhat ambitious pretensions of this work, it will also explain and partly justify certain defects in its composition"--Preface
The life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondence by George Henry Lewes( Book )

30 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle; a chapter from The history of science, including analyses of Aristotle's scientific writings by George Henry Lewes( Book )

10 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

34 editions published between 1847 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Plato was leaving Athens for the journey into Sicily, and which occupied him three years or more, Aristotle appeared in that busy city, then an active, restless youth of seventeen; rich both in money and in knowledge, eager, impetuous, truth-loving, and insatiable in his thirst for philosophy. During the three years of Plato's absence Aristotle was not idle. He prepared himself to be a worthy pupil. Plato returned. His school was opened, and Aristotle joined the crowd of his disciples, amongst whom the penetrating glance of the master soon detected the immortal pupil. Aristotle continued to listen to Plato for twenty years. But he did not confine himself to the Platonic philosophy; nor did he entirely agree with it. Wherein did Plato and Aristotle fundamentally differ? In truth, Aristotle radically opposed the Ideal theory; and the greater part of his criticisms on Plato are criticisms of that theory. He does not deny to Ideas a subjective existence; on the contrary, he makes them the materials of science; he is completely opposed to their objective existence, and calls them empty and poetical metaphors. The distinction between Aristotle and Plato is, that while both admitted science only could be formed from Universals, Aristotle contended that such Universals had purely a subjective existence--i.e., that they were nothing more than the inductions derived from particular facts
Sea-side studies at Ilfracombe, Tenby, the Scilly Isles, and Jersey by George Henry Lewes( Book )

24 editions published between 1858 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic essays by John Forster( Book )

10 editions published in 1896 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )

8 editions published between 1879 and 1891 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume represents all the remaining manuscript for Problems of Life and Mind so far as it was left by the Author in a state that he would have allowed to be fit for publication. Much of it was intended to be rewritten, and the whole, if it had undergone his revision, would have received that alternate condensation and expansion sure to be needed in a work which has been of many years' growth, and which treats of a continually growing subject. Some repetitions would have been avoided, many arguments would have been better nourished with illustration, and in the Third Problem there would doubtless have been a more evident order in the succession of chapters, the actual arrangement being partly the result of conjecture. The Fourth Problem, of which the later pages were written hardly more than three weeks before the Author's death, is but a fragment: it will perhaps not be felt the less worthy of attention by those readers who have followed his previous works with interest and sympathy"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Goethe's female characters by Wilhelm von Kaulbach( Book )

10 editions published in 1867 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
George Henry Lewes Brits filosoof

George Henry Lewes filosofo e critico letterario britannico

George Henry Lewes philosophe et critique littéraire britannique

George Henry Lewes Schriftsteller

Lawrence, Slingsby 1817-1878

Lewes G. H.

Lewes, G.H. 1817-1878

Lewes, G. H. (George Henry), 1817-1878

Lewes, Geo. H. 1817-1878

Lewes, George H. 1817-1878

Lewes George Henry

Lewes, J. H.

Lewes, Jerzy Henryk

Lewes, Jerzy Henryk 1817-1878

Lʹi︠u︡is, Dzh. G. 1817-1878

Lʹi︠u︡is, Dzh. G. (Dzhordzh Genrikh), 1817-1878

Lʹi︠u︡is, Dzhordzh Genrikh 1817-1878

L'juis, Dž. G. 1817-1878

L'juis, Džordž Genri 1817-1878

Lʹjuis, Džordž Genrich 1817-1878

L'ûis, Džordž Genrih.

Джордж Генри Льюис британский писатель, философ, литературный и театральный критик

Джордж Джей Льюїс

Льюиз Д. Г

Льюиз Д. Г. 1817-1878

Льюис, Дж. Г 1817-1878

ליואיס.

ליואיס. סופר בריטי

जॉर्ज हेनरी लेविस

ジョージ・ヘンリー・ルーイス

リューイス, ジー

レウエス, ジョージ

喬治·亨利·劉易斯

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Comte's philosophy of the sciences: being an exposition of the principles of the Cours de philosophie positive of Auguste ComteThe life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondenceVictorian psychology and British culture, 1850-1880Nineteenth-century literature criticism