The Development of Darwin's Theory: Natural History, Natural Theology, and Natural Selection, 1838-1859 / Edition 1

The Development of Darwin's Theory: Natural History, Natural Theology, and Natural Selection, 1838-1859 / Edition 1

by Dov Ospovat
     
 

In this highly acclaimed book, Ospovat shows that Darwin's views changed radically from his first formulation of evolution to the publication of the full theory in 1859.See more details below

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In this highly acclaimed book, Ospovat shows that Darwin's views changed radically from his first formulation of evolution to the publication of the full theory in 1859.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469401
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on manuscript citations; Introduction: Darwin and his fellow naturalists; 1. Darwin and the biology of the 1830s: some parallels; 2. Darwin before Malthus; 3. Natural selection and perfect adaptation, 1838–1844; 4. Part II of Darwin's work on species; 5. Natural history after Cuvier: the branching conception of nature; 6. Darwin and the branching conception; 7. Classification and the 'principle of divergence'; 8. The principle of divergence and the transformation of Darwin's theory; 9. Natural selection and 'natural improvement'; Conclusion: the development of Darwin's theory as a social progress; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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