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Lewes, George Henry 1817-1878

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Works: 871 works in 2,841 publications in 3 languages and 24,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Performer, Producer, Translator, Photographer, Author of introduction, Honoree, Recipient, Other, Correspondent, Writer of accompanying material, pre
Classifications: PT2049, B
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Most widely held works by George Henry Lewes
A biographical history of philosophy by George Henry Lewes( Book )

152 editions published between 1845 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,103 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
On actors and the art of acting by George Henry Lewes( Book )

68 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 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
The life of Goethe by George Henry Lewes( Book )

73 editions published between 1855 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 899 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
Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )

62 editions published between 1873 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 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
Literary criticism of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1863 and 1965 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranthorpe by George Henry Lewes( Book )

38 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and German and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

33 editions published between 1813 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of Goethe : with sketches of his age and contemporaries, from published and unpublished sources by George Henry Lewes( Book )

46 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and German and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was one of Germany's greatest intellectuals. He exerted enormous influence in many fields, through works ranging from literature, linguistics and philosophy to the theory of colours and the biological sciences. Goethe's poetry and plays inspired music and opera as well as later writers, and his thought influenced philosophers including Nietzsche and Jung. Darwin himself referred to Goethe's botanical studies. The British philosopher and literary critic G. H. Lewes (1817-1878) carried out research for this hugely successful two-volume biography during a trip to Berlin and Weimar in 1854. First published in 1855, and reissued here in the second, 1858 edition, it draws on personal letters and recollections provided by Goethe's closest friends, family and colleagues to construct a portrait of this polymath, and assess how his personal relationships shaped his legacy to the world. Volume 2 covers the period from 1779 until Goethe's death
The physical basis of mind ... Being the second series of Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( Book )

27 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 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)
The life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondence by George Henry Lewes( Book )

31 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of life and mind by George Henry Lewes( )

29 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autograph manuscript together with some annotated proof copy
Aristotle; a chapter from The history of science, including analyses of Aristotle's scientific writings by George Henry Lewes( Book )

7 editions published between 1864 and 1979 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical basis of mind by George Henry Lewes( )

24 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Physical Basis of Mind we have the fruit of Lewes's many years of research in biology. Those who look with unprejudiced eyes into the present state of neurological research will acknowledge that, whether right in his own particular account and interpretation of the phenomena, he has done good service by challenging too readily accepted views, by reminding a scientific age of its ignorance of many things, and by proposing alternative hypotheses which may at least disturb a drowsy overconfidence in received theory and stimulate new lines of inquiry. To psychologists and neurologists alike, Lewes says much which will repay careful attention. The volume contains four essays. The first, on the Nature of Life, deals with the speciality of organic phenomena, as distinguished from the inorganic. It sets forth the physiological principles which psychology must incessantly invoke. In the course of the exposition I have incorporated several passages from four articles on Darwin's hypotheses, contributed to the Fortnightly Review during the year 1868. I have also suggested a modification of the hypothesis of Natural Selection, by extending to the tissues and organs that principle of competition which Darwin has so luminously applied to organisms. Should this generalization of the "struggle for existence" be accepted, it will answer many of the hitherto unanswerable objections. 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. If the skeptical and revolutionary attitude, in presence of opinions currently held to be established truths, surprises or pains the reader unprepared for such doubts, I can only ask him to submit my statements to a similar skepticism, and confront them with the ascertained evidence. After many years of laborious investigation and meditation, the conclusion has slowly forced itself upon me, that on this subject there is a "false persuasion of knowledge" very fatal in its influence, because unhesitatingly adopted as the ground of speculation both in Pathology and Psychology. This persuasion is sustained because few are aware how much of what passes for observation is in reality sheer hypothesis. 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 this essay I have also attempted a psychological solution of that much-debated question--the relation between Body and Mind. This solution explains why physical and mental phenomena must necessarily present to our apprehension such profoundly diverse characters; and shows that Materialism, in attempting to deduce the mental from the physical, puts into the conclusion what the very terms have excluded from the premises; whereas, on the hypothesis of a physical process being only the objective aspect of a mental process, the attempt to interpret the one by the other is as legitimate as the solution of a geometrical problem by algebra. 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. In these chapters are reproduced several passages from the Physiology of Common Life. According to my original intention, this volume was to have included an exposition of the part I conceive the brain to play in physiological and psychological processes, but that must be postponed until it can be accompanied by a survey of psychological processes which, would render the exposition more intelligible"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The letters of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic essays by John Forster( Book )

13 editions published in 1896 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On actors and the art of acting
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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 and works of Goethe : with sketches of his age and contemporaries, from published and unpublished sourcesThe life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondenceVictorian psychology and British culture, 1850-1880Nineteenth-century literature criticismG.H. Lewes : an unconventional Victorian
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George Henry Lewes Brits filosoof

George Henry Lewes filósofo británico

George Henry Lewes filosofo e critico letterario britannico

George Henry Lewes philosophe et critique littéraire britannique

George Henry Lewes Schriftsteller

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

Lewes, Geo. H. 1817-1878

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Lewes George Henry

Lewes, Henrik György 1817-1878

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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.

Льюис, Дж. Г 1817-1878

Льюис Джордж Генрих

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