A new volume has been published as part of Gondolat Publishers’s series on the history of science, focusing on the philosophical contexts of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century natural history, palaeontology, and palaeoanthropology. The bilingual (English and German) volume entitled Time in the “third kingdom of nature” was edited by our colleague, Dezső Gurka, and in three parts it examines the interplays of knowledge production and the transfers of knowledge between Germany, Hungary, and Transylvania and their literary representations, taking the examples of Mór Jókai’s and Ágost Greguss’s oeuvres and their references to palaeontology and palaeoanthropology. The studies in the volume pay special attention to ideas in natural philosophy, natural history, and the philosophy of history on the relations between man and nature. Two of our colleagues contributed to the volume: Dezső Gurka discusses Henrik Steffens’s attempt at a Schellingian interpretation of the Earth’s comprehensive history, while Piroska Balogh analyses the paleoanthropological references in Ágost Greguss’s oeuvre.

See the volume’s table of contents here. The book is available online or can be ordered here.