Life and Habit (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Life and Habit (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Samuel Butler

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Life and Habit (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Samuel Butler

Published in 1878, this is the first book in which Butler attacks Darwinism, and sets out an alternative, neo-Lamarckian theory which explores the role of memory in shaping organisms. Butler initially wrote the book as a tribute and complement to Darwin’s theory. Darwin chose to ignore the attack, but Butler continued to challenge the scientific establishment with three additional books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411439443
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 294 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He wrote on Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art. He is best known for Erewhon (1872) and The Way of All Flesh (1903), a semiautobiographical novel, which, with ferocious wit and palpable anger, skewers the pernicious effects of religious hypocrisy.

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