The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley

The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley

by Thomas Henry Huxley
     
 

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was one of the intellectual giants of Victorian England. Initially a surgeon by training, he became the principal exponent of Darwinism and popularizer of "scientific naturalism." His public advocacy of evolution, the voice he gave to science as a dignified and vital profession, the powerful offices he held in its societies, and the

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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was one of the intellectual giants of Victorian England. Initially a surgeon by training, he became the principal exponent of Darwinism and popularizer of "scientific naturalism." His public advocacy of evolution, the voice he gave to science as a dignified and vital profession, the powerful offices he held in its societies, and the many volumes he published of and about science made Huxley among the most influential of all nineteenth-century figures in the history of science.

Huxley was a prolific essayist, and his writings put him at the center of intellectual debate in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Alan P. Barr's edition of The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley fills a very real and pressing chasm in history of science books, bringing together almost all of Huxley's major nontechnical prose, including Man's Place in Nature and both "Evolution in Ethics" and its "Prolegomena."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820318646
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
The University of Georgia Humanities Center Series on Science and the Humanities
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
A Lobster; or, the Study of Zoology (1861)1
Man's Place in Nature (1863)20
On a Piece of Chalk (1868)154
On the Physical Basis of Life (1868)174
The Coming of Age of "The Origin of Species" (1880)195
A Liberal Education; and Where to Find It (1868)205
Science and Culture (1880)224
The Method of Zadig (1880)239
Agnosticism (1889)253
Evolution and Ethics283
Prolegomena (1894)284
Evolution and Ethics (1893)309
Select Letters345
Selected Bibliography365

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