I am the biographer of Emil du Bois-Reymond, the most important forgotten intellectual of the nineteenth century. Du Bois-Reymond is famous for his advocacy of reductionism in biology, his lectures on the epistemological limits of science, his prominence as a Darwinist, and his theory of history. Check out the book here: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/emil-du-bois-reymond. Check out an interview about it here: http://newbooksinscitechsoc.com/2014/01/14/gabriel-finkelstein-emil-du-bois-reymond-neuroscience-self-and-society-in-nineteenth-century-germany-mit-press-2013/