The Riddle Of The Universe At The Close Of The Nineteenth Century [NOOK Book]

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Originally trained as a physician, the biologist and thinker Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), was an evolutionist who remained sceptical of natural selection. This book, which first appeared in German in 1899, sold 10,000 copies in its first few months and was published in an English translation the following year. In the preface, Haeckel applauds the technological progress of the nineteenth century, but bemoans the lack of communication between empirical scientists and abstract philosophers in the search for truth. ...
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The Riddle Of The Universe At The Close Of The Nineteenth Century

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Overview

Originally trained as a physician, the biologist and thinker Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), was an evolutionist who remained sceptical of natural selection. This book, which first appeared in German in 1899, sold 10,000 copies in its first few months and was published in an English translation the following year. In the preface, Haeckel applauds the technological progress of the nineteenth century, but bemoans the lack of communication between empirical scientists and abstract philosophers in the search for truth. The book carefully outlines Haeckel's monistic philosophy and ethics, which he sees as the key to human progress. Its twenty chapters cover anthropology, psychology, cosmology and theology, ranging from the embryology of the soul to a debate on Christianity and science. Haeckel's philosophy attracted a sizeable following for several decades, and it remains of interest to historians working on the reception of Darwinism as well as on its appropriation into Nazi ideology.
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  • BN ID: 2940025744009
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1901 volume
  • File size: 679 KB

Table of Contents

Preface; Author's preface;
1. The nature of the problem;
2. Our bodily frame;
3. Our life;
4. Our embryonic development;
5. The history of our species;
6. The nature of the soul;
7. Psychic gradations;
8. The embryology of the soul;
9. The phylogeny of the soul;
10. Consciousness;
11. The immortality of the soul;
12. The law of substance;
13. The evolution of the world;
14. The unity of nature;
15. God and the world;
16. Knowledge and belief;
17. Science and Christianity;
18. Our monistic religion;
19. Our monistic ethics;
20. Solution of the world-problem; Index.
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