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Lewes, George Henry (1817–78)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-DC111-1
Published
2003
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC111-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 2003
Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/lewes-george-henry-1817-78/v-1

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Lewes was a philosophical historian and journalist, an exponent of the ideas of Auguste Comte, Goethe, Aristotle, Spinoza, Hegel and Kant, and author of the five-volume Problems of Life and Mind. The intent of his first book, The Biographical History of Philosophy, was to remove metaphysics from philosophical investigation and focus instead on scientific positivism. Contemporaries such as Darwin, Huxley and John Stuart Mill recognized Lewes’s reputation as a philosopher and expositor of scientific work.

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