Phrenology in Europe and America

Phrenology in Europe and America

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The popular nineteenth-century science of phrenology has attracted a great deal of recent scholarly interest. What was once seen as a rather curious and eccentric practice, is now becoming recognised as one of the most significant social and intellectual manifestations of the nineteenth century. Extending an influence to virtually every aspect of life, thought and belief, it is regarded as having contributed instrumentally to developments in anthropology, criminology, medicine, psychiatry, and education. This unique set draws together a wealth of material crucial to the intellectual debate over phrenology, both as a branch of mental physiology and as a contribution to the history of philosophy. The articles selected represent the variety of different views throughout the nineteenth century, both pro and anti-phrenology.

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Volume 1 1. Thomas Brown, [Charles] Villers, sur une Nouvelle Theorie de Cerveau [by Gall] Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal, Vol. 2 (1803), pp. 147-60 2. [Review of] An Account of the Life and Writings of Thomas Brown, Phrenological Journal, Vol. 2 (1824/25), pp. 308-21 3. [Review of Drs C. H. Bischoff and C. W. Hufeland, 1805, Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2 (1806), pp. 354-66 4. John Bostock, [Review of Dr. Gall's New Theory, Monthly Review, Vol. 55 (1808), pp. 36-9 5. J. G. Spurzheim, A View of the Philosophical Principles of Phrenology, 3rd ed. (London, 1824) 6. John Gordon, The Doctrines of Gall and Spurzheim, Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal, Vol. 25 (1815), pp. 227-68 Volume 2 1. J. G. Spurzheim, Examination of the Objections Made...(Edinburgh, 1817), pp. 1-87 2. P. M. Roget, Treatise on Physiology and Phrenology (Edinburgh, 1838), Vol. 1, pp. 5-93 3. [Richard Poole] Essays on Phrenology [review of Roget's 'Cranioscopy' and G. Combe's Essays]' Edinburgh Monthly Review, Vol. 3 (February 1820), pp. 123-45 4. [George Combe] 'Cranioscopy, by Dr. Roget' Phrenological Journal, Vol. 1 (1823/24), pp. 165-76 5. George Combe, Outlines of Phrenology, 3rd ed. (1824) 6. George Combe, Essays on Phrenology...and Objections Made Against It (Edinburgh, 1819), pp. 29-105, 398-421 7. George Combe, Introductory Statement Phrenological Journal, Vol. 1 (1823/24), iii-xxxi 8. [Andrew Combe] Professor [Karl] Rudolphi and Phrenology, Phrenological Journal, Vol. 1 (1823/24), pp. 592-9 Volume 3 1. Francis Jeffrey, 'Phrenology' Edinburgh Review, Vol. 44 (September 1826), pp. 253-318 2. George Combe, Letter from George Combe to Francis Jeffrey, Esq., In Answer to his Criticism on Phrenology contained in No. LXXXVIII of the Edinburgh Review (Edinburgh, 1826) 3. Anon, Sir William Hamilton and Phrenology (Edinburgh and London, 1826) 4. Sir William Hamilton, Correspondence Relative to Phrenology, Between Sir William Hamilton, Dr. Spurzheim, and Mr George Combe (Edinburgh and London, 1828) 5. Sir William Hamilton, Phrenology' in Appendix to his Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic, ed. H. L. Mansel and John Vetch, Vol. 1 (Edinburgh, 1865) 6. Anon, 'On the Frontal Sinus', Phrenological Journal, Vol. 1 (1823/24), pp. 292-6 Volume 4 1. Richard Chenevix, 'Gall and Spurzheim - Phrenology' Foreign Quarterly Review, Vol. 2 (February 1828), pp. 1-59 2. Thomas Stone, Observations on the Phronological Development of Burke, Hare and Other Atrocious Murderers..Presenting and Extensive Series of Facts Subversive of Phrenology (Edinburgh, 1829) 3. 'Answer to Observations on the Phrenological Development of Burke, Hare, and other Atrocio

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  • publication date: 01/03/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780415236232
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 3500
  • ID: 9780415236232
  • weight: 4467
  • ISBN10: 0415236231

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