Darwin And The Darwinian Revolution / Edition 3

Darwin And The Darwinian Revolution / Edition 3

by Gertrude Himmelfarb
     
 

A biographical, historical, and philosophical study of the impact of Darwinism on the intellectual climate of the nineteenth century, challenging the conventional view of Darwin’s greatness. “A thorough and masterly book.”—Times Literary Supplement.See more details below

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A biographical, historical, and philosophical study of the impact of Darwinism on the intellectual climate of the nineteenth century, challenging the conventional view of Darwin’s greatness. “A thorough and masterly book.”—Times Literary Supplement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566631068
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
02/25/1996
Edition description:
1st Elephant pbk. ed
Pages:
523
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Childhood and Youth2
2Cambridge31
3The Voyage of the Beagle52
4Geology: Metaphysics and Method82
5Intimations of the Origin107
6Portrait of the Scientist126
7Genesis of the Theory147
8Progenitors of the Theory168
9Progress, Digression, and Collaboration195
10Climate of Opinion on the Eve of the Origin216
11The Publication of the Origin242
12The Darwinian Party255
13The Anti-Darwinian Party268
14Progress of the Controversy287
15The Argument of the Origin312
16Mechanism and Teleology337
17The Origin of Man353
18Darwinism, Religion, and Morality380
19Darwinism, Politics, and Society412
20The Conservative Revolution432
Footnotes453
Bibliography496
Index505

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