The Cambridge Companion to Darwin / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Darwin / Edition 1

by Jonathan Hodge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521777305

ISBN-13: 9780521777308

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This volume provides the reader with clear, lively and balanced introductions to the most recent scholarship on Darwin and his intellectual legacies. A distinguished team of contributors examines Darwin's main scientific ideas and their development; Darwin's science in the context of its times; the influence of Darwinian thought in recent philosophical, social and…  See more details below

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"This volume provides the reader with clear, lively and balanced introductions to the most recent scholarship on Darwin and his intellectual legacies. A distinguished team of contributors examines Darwin's main scientific ideas and their development; Darwin's science in the context of its times; the influence of Darwinian thought in recent philosophical, social and religious debate; and the importance of Darwinian thought for the future of naturalist philosophy." New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Darwin currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Darwin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521777308
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IDarwin's Theorising
1The making of a philosophical naturalist17
2The notebook programmes and projects of Darwin's London years40
3Darwin on generation, pangenesis and sexual selection69
4Darwin on mind, morals and emotions92
5The arguments in the Origin of Species116
Pt. IIHistorical Contexts
6Is the theory of natural selection independent of its history?143
7Darwin's science and Victorian philosophy of science168
8Darwin and Victorian Christianity192
9Darwin, social Darwinism and eugenics214
10From Darwin to today in evolutionary biology240
Pt. IIIPhilosophical Themes
11Metaphysical and epistemological issues in modern Darwinian theory267
12Darwinian concepts in the philosophy of mind288
13Darwinism in moral philosophy and social theory310
14Belief in God in a Darwinian age333
Pt. IVWays Forward
15In Darwin's wake, where am I?357
16Ethical expressions: why moralists scowl, frown and smile377
17Giving Darwin his due399
Guide to further reading421
List of references424
Index461

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