Swift and Science

The Satire, Politics, and Theology of Natural Knowledge, 1690–1730

  • Gregory Lynall

About this book


It is thought that Swift was opposed to the new science that heralded the beginning of the modern age, but this book interrogates that assumption, tracing the theological, political, and socio-cultural resonances of scientific knowledge in the early eighteenth century, and considering what they can reveal about Swift's imagination.


bibliography eighteenth century Imagination knowledge philosophy politics satire science stars subject theology

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  • Gregory Lynall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

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