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Generations of ReasonA Family's Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England$
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Joan L. Richards

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780300255492

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300255492.001.0001

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Expanding Consciousness

Expanding Consciousness

(p.239) Chapter 16 Expanding Consciousness
Generations of Reason

Joan L. Richards

Yale University Press

In the spring of 1836, Harriet Frend died. Her father turned to the bible for solace. Sophia was not satisfied with his conventional Christian approaches and began developing a theory in which death was a step of spiritual consciousness. At the same time, De Morgan was developing new interpretations of the mathematical symbols of calculus. Their subject matters were different, but in their shared conviction that truth was to be found in uncovering the meanings of words and symbols Sophia and Augustus were both laying the groundwork for an expansive vision of a transcendental view of mind that could be uncovered through reason.

Keywords:   Afterlife, Spiritual Consciousness (transcendent view of mind), Calculus, Literalist view of reason, Sophia Frend, Lady Byron, Augustus De Morgan, William Whewell, George Berkeley, Augustin Cauchy

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