LEWIS, George Henry (Lewes George Henry)( English positivist philosopher, scientist and literary critic)
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Biography LEWIS, George Henry (Lewes George Henry)
Born in London on April 18, 1817. His literary career began in 1840 with the publication of articles on the French drama in the journal 'Westminster Review' ( 'Westminster Review'), . began a series of essays on European literature and drama, . which appeared in leading periodicals of the time in a quarter century and provided him a high reputation and literary critic,
. List of most important publications of Lewis shows the scale of his interests: History of Philosophy in biographies (The Biographical History of Philosophy, . 1845-1846), Spanish Drama: Lope de Vega and Calderon (The Spanish Drama: Lope de Vega and Calderon, . 1846); philosophical and literary essays, . essays about the theater in which he founded the journal 'Leader' ( 'The Leader'), . the editor of which he was in 1850-1855, . as well as in the journal 'Fortnightly rivyu' ( 'Fortnightly Review'), . which he edited in 1865-1866, Philosophy of Science Comte (Comte's Philosophy of the Sciences, . 1853) and The Life and Works of Goethe (The Life and Works of Goethe, . 1855),
. Among other works of Lewis - Physiology of Common Life (Physiology of Common Life, 1859-1860), questions about life and spirit (Problems of Life and Mind, 1873-1879).
In 1854 he began a close relationship with Lewis, Mary Ann Evans, partly because of his support, she began a career writer under the pseudonym George Eliot.
In subsequent years, Lewis has published several scientific and philosophical works, though not widely recognized. His literary-critical work, however, must be assessed as excellent and important for the subsequent development of literary criticism in England. It is widely thought and responding to the latest intellectual movement, . Lewis anticipated Matthew Arnold, . sharply criticizing his contemporaries for provincialism, . complacency and lack of culture, condemned the excesses of Romanticism and praised the French classical literature,
. Lewis died in London on 28 November 1878.