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Intimacy, Imagination and the Inner Dialectics of Knowledge Communities: The Synthetic Society, 1896–1908

W. C. Lubenow

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263266
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0016

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Intimacy, Imagination and the Inner Dialectics of Knowledge Communities: The Synthetic Society, 1896–1908

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Knowledge communities are formed at the interstices of university and metropolitan life. They help produce some of the intangible features of social capital and are also considered as engines of change. This chapter examines the knowledge community — the Synthetic Society — in more detail. It discusses the Rules of the Synthetic Society, which consider existing Agnostic tendencies and contribute toward a working philosophy of religious belief. Their objective was to expose various views and to seek in them not only mutual understanding but to identify which of those concepts they held in common.

Keywords: knowledge communities; university; social capital; Synthetic Society; religious belief

Chapter.  6227 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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