Lucretius on Creation and Evolution

Lucretius on Creation and Evolution

by Gordon Lindsay Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199263965

ISBN-13: 9780199263967

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Lucretius' account of the origin of life, the origin of species, and human prehistory (first century BC) is the longest and most detailed account extant from the ancient world. It is a mechanistic theory that does away with the need for any divine design, and has been seen as a forerunner of Darwin's theory of evolution. This commentary seeks to locate Lucretius in

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Lucretius' account of the origin of life, the origin of species, and human prehistory (first century BC) is the longest and most detailed account extant from the ancient world. It is a mechanistic theory that does away with the need for any divine design, and has been seen as a forerunner of Darwin's theory of evolution. This commentary seeks to locate Lucretius in both the ancient and modern contexts. The recent revival of creationism makes this study particularly relevant to contemporary debate, and indeed, many of the central questions posed by creationists are those Lucretius attempts to answer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199263967
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Text
Translation
Commentary

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