Hans Christian Ørsted And The Romantic Legacy In Science: by Andrew D. Wilson (auth.), Professor Robert Michael Brain,

By Andrew D. Wilson (auth.), Professor Robert Michael Brain, Professor Robert S. Cohen, Professor Ole Knudsen (eds.)

This quantity owes its foundation to the conception of a difficult paradox. Hans Christian Ørsted, the good Danish scientist and thinker, used to be one of many founders of recent physics via his experimental discovery in 1820 of the interplay of electrical energy and magnetism—a key step and version for the extra unification of the forces of nature. fans similar to Maxwell and Einstein have been, and this day searchers around the globe are, enchanted through the desire for a of completion of that grand application. as well as Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism, his paintings in technological know-how incorporated different fields, mainly high-pressure physics and acoustics. additionally, he belonged to that interesting staff of seekers who have been deeply engaged within the Romantic culture of the character Philosophers, stimulated via Immanuel Kant and by means of non secular, literary, and aesthetic currents. The clinical and philosophical speculations via Ørsted and his circle additionally speedy encouraged the mind's eye of different philosophers and scientists. one of the latter have been prominently André-Marie Ampère and Michael Faraday, whose paintings introduced the transformation of civilization known as the second one Ind- trial Revolution, in keeping with the discovery of cars, turbines, and the pervasi- ness of electrical energy in sleek life.

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The salting of meat and butter, the working of platinum, and the study of building materials. In 1838 new dairy techniques led to the production of some 1,800 kg of one-year-aged cheese. The cheese was auctioned off with great public attention and record prices. SNU also turned its attention to public lectures of a more popular character. ” Printed summaries of the lectures were always available. Attendance at these events was as high as 2,000 per month, and their contents were frequently reported in the newspapers.

They were not to leave without permission and they had to provide soldiers in times of war. In the second half of the 18th century the population increased and for the first time ever was not kept in check by disease or famine. Consistently high prices for agricultural products combined with population growth led to dramatic reforms, especially in the 1780s. Gradually more and more land was privatized and enclosed, the village community broken up, and farms moved out on to their own plots. 6 The Ørsted brothers must have experienced firsthand the increasing enclosure, privatization, and improvement of agriculture that turned rural life upside down prompting considerable resistance and leaving some who had found shelter in the village community to fend for themselves.

2), p. 318. Ibid. p. 321. Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Af mit Livs og min Tids Historie—Udgivet med Forkortelser i Hundredaaret for Oprettelsen af det Anders Sandøe Ørstedske Prismedaille Legat ved Legatets Bestyrelse (København: Arne Frost-Hansens Forlag, 1951), p. 21. Claus Bjørn, Fra reaktion til grundlov (n. 11), p. 68. Ibid. p. 163. 28 A. HESSENBRUCH This does not amount to egalitarianism. All women and 90% of the town’s population had no share in the new opportunities. Furthermore, the law still regarded the peasantry as distinct from the rest of the population, a state of affairs connected with the direct taxation of the land.

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