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The Unitarian physiologist: science and religion in the life and work of William Benjamin Carpenter (1813-1885)

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This thesis provides the first comprehensive study of an eminent but oft- overlooked Victorian polymath, with the overarching aims of assessing his contributions to nineteenth-century intellectual life and of exploring the mutual relations between science and religion in his work. One of the towering figures of the Victorian scientific establishment, William Carpenter (1813-1885), F.R.S, was a famous physiologist and public figure. He is most remembered for his concept of 'unconscious cere...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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