21 October 1982
Show More The Ferment of Knowledge: Studies in the Historiography of 18th-Century Science edited by G.S. Rousseau and R.S. Porter.
Cambridge, 500 pp., £25, November 1980, 9780521225991Show More
Romanticism and the Forms of Ruin by Thomas McFarland.
Princeton, 432 pp., £24.60, February 1981, 0 691 06437 7Show More
Poetry realised in Nature: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Early 19th-Century Science by Trevor Levere.
Cambridge, 271 pp., £22.50, October 1981, 0 521 23920 6Show More
Coleridge by Richard Holmes.
Oxford, 102 pp., £1.25, March 1982, 0 19 287591 4Show More
Young Charles Lamb 1775-1802 by Winifred Courtney.
Macmillan, 411 pp., £25, July 1982, 0 333 31534 0Show More
“... It is time for a change, even in the small world of historical epithets. For ages, philosophers and historians have been haunted by intellectual tags, such as Was ist Aufklärung? There have been a number of distinguished replies to this question of what the Enlightenment consisted in, but its resilience has appeared to be connected to its unanswerability. Indeed, it seemed better practice not to answer ...”