DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.01.006
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Pritha Kundu

Abstract: The Victorian period experienced, among many other paradoxes, an ongoing tension between science and spirituality. Bearing the legacy of the "Enlightenment Rationalism" and the Cartesian division between "matter" and "mind" since the eighteenth century, the Victorian minds had to deal with a contemporary world rapidly unfolding new discoveries in geology, astronomy, biology, and medical sciences. However, these could not completely erase the spiritual belief from the human mind. Rather they sought to reshape…

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