Bernhard Kuhn, Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism

By Anthony Mandal It is striking that the turn of the nineteenth century saw the earliest use—and swift adoption—of both autobiography and biology and their cognates in European languages. [1] Two very different disciplines of ‘life-writing’ that took βίος as their common object were named, if not born, together. Over a period in which ontogeny, or individual history, was […] …read more