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Brain, Robert Michael 1959-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 1,402 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Robert Michael Brain
The pulse of modernism : physiological aesthetics in Fin-de-Siècle Europe by Robert Michael Brain( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Brain traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siecle field of "physiological aesthetics," which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself
Hans Christian Ørsted and the romantic legacy in science : ideas, disciplines, practices by Robert Michael Brain( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of the Cameroon by Tambi Eyongetah Mbuagbaw( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Christian Oersted and the romantic quest for unity : ideas, disciplines, practices by Robert Michael Brain( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The relations between science and philosophy in the early nineteenth century remain one of the most misunderstood topics in modern European intellectual history. By taking the brilliant career of Danish physicist-philosopher Hans Christian Oersted as their organizing theme, leading international philosophers and historians of science reveal illuminating new perspectives on the intellectual map of Europe in the age of revolution and romanticism. They show how Oersted, an intrepid traveller and cosmopolitan from the periphery of enlightened Europe, mediated between the great scientists of Germany, France, and Britain and profoundly shaped post-kantian philosophy and the emerging new energy physics of the nineteenth-century
The graphic method : inscription, visualization, and measurement in nineteenth-century science and culture by Robert Michael Brain( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protoplasmania : Huxley, Haeckel, and the vibratory organism in late nineteenth-century science and art by Robert Michael Brain( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protoplasmania : Huxley, Haeckel, and the vibratory organism in late nineteenth century science and art by Robert Michael Brain( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hans Christian and the romantic legacy in science : ideas, disciplines, practices( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Materialising the medium : ectoplasm and the quest for supra-normal biology in fin-de-siècle science and art by Robert Michael Brain( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hans Christian Orsted And The Romantic Legacy In Science Ideas, Disciplines, Practices( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Self-projection : Hugo Münsterberg on empathy and oscillation in cinema spectatorship by Robert Michael Brain( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The pulse of modernism : experimental physiology and aesthetic avant-gardes circa 1900 by Robert Michael Brain( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing the history of the mind : philosophy and science in France, 1900 to 1960s by Cristina Chimisso( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For much of the twentieth century, French intellectual life was dominated by theoreticians and historians of mentalité. Traditionally, the study of the mind and of its limits and capabilities was the domain of philosophy, however in the first decades of the twentieth century practitioners of the emergent human and social sciences were increasingly competing with philosophers in this field: ethnologists, sociologists, psychologists and historians of science were all claiming to study 'how people think'. Scholars, including Gaston Bachelard, Georges Canguilhem, Léon Brunschvicg, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien Febvre, Abel Rey, Alexandre Koyré and Hélène Metzger were all investigating the mind historically and participating in shared research projects. Yet, as they have since been appropriated by the different disciplines, literature on their findings has so far failed to recognise the connections between their research and their importance in intellectual history. In this exemplary book, Cristina Chimisso reconstructs the world of these intellectuals and the key debates in the philosophy of mind, particularly between those who studied specific mentalities by employing prevalently historical and philological methods, and those who thought it possible to write a history of the mind, outlining the evolution of ways of thinking that had produced the modern mentality. Dr Chimisso situates the key French scholars in their historical context and shows how their ideas and agendas were indissolubly linked with their social and institutional positions, such as their political and religious allegiances, their status in academia, and their familial situation. The author employs a vast range of original research, using philosophical and scientific texts as well as archive documents, correspondence and seminar minutes from the period covered, to recreate the milieu in
The history and poetics of scientific biography by Thomas Söderqvist( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of scientists carry an increasingly prominent role in today's publishing climate. Traditional historical and sociological accounts of science are complemented by narratives that emphasize the importance of the scientific subject in the production of science. Not least is the realization that the role of science in culture is much more accessible when presented through the lives of its practitioners. Taken as a genre, such biographies play an important role in the public understanding of science. In recent years there has been an increasing number of monographs and collections about biography in general and literary biography in particular. However, biographies of scientists, engineers and medical doctors have rarely been the topic of scholarly inquiry. As such this volume of essays will be welcomed by those interested in the genre of science biography, and who wish to re-examine its history, foundational problems and theoretical implications. Borrowing approaches and methods from cultural studies and the history, philosophy and sociology of science, the contributions cover a broad range of subjects, periods and locations. By presenting such a rich diversity of essays, the volume is able to chart the reoccurring conceptual problems and devices that have influenced scientific biographies from classical antiquity to the present day. In so doing it provides a compelling overview of the history of the genre, suggesting that the different valuations given scientific biography over time have been largely fuelled by vested professional interests
 
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Alternative Names
Brain, R. M. 1959-

Brain, Robert 1959-

Brain, Robert M. 1959-

Languages
English (60)