ISBN-10:
0226731774
ISBN-13:
9780226731773
Pub. Date:
08/31/2009
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Richard Owen: Biology without Darwin

Richard Owen: Biology without Darwin

by Nicolaas A. Rupke
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ISBN-13: 9780226731773
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nicolaas A. Rupke is professor of the history of science at Göttingen University and the author of Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology
A Note on Citation
 
1 Introduction: PersonalityMatters
Blackened Bronze
Portraits and Caricatures
The Rehabilitation of Owen
 
2 Museum Politics
The Museum Movement
Attempted Hijack of the Hunterian Museum
Move to the British Museum
By Word of Mouth
The Road to Albertopolis
Reform of Museum Management
Conflict with the Darwinians
Doing the Work of Empire
Australian Possessions
 
3 Gothic Designs
Oxbridge Patronage
London Clubs
Functionalist Dictates
The British Cuvier
Monster Models
Museum Icons
Parting Company with Lyell
 
4 The Vertebrate Blueprint
A Metropolitan Scientific Culture
The Great Executor
The Lure of Naturphilosophie
An Edinburgh Diaspora
In the Shadow of the Archetype
Not a Platonic Idea
From Archetype to Ancestor
 
5 Eclipsed by Darwin
Toward a Natural Origin of Species
Modes of Evolution
Evolution in Disguise
The BAAS Address of 1858
Clash with Darwin
Post-Origin Clarity
The Derivative Hypothesis of 1868
A Copernican Analogy
 
6 Cerebral Constructs
Contrasting the Frames of Apes and Humans
Delineating the Cerebral Divide
The Hippocampus Controversy Begins: Oxford
The Hippocampus Controversy Broadens: Manchester
The Hippocampus Controversy Culminates: Cambridge
Outflanked by Huxley
 
7 Frames of Mind
In Owen’s Defense
Glowing Rivalries
Public Perception of the Owen-Huxley Joust
Men, Monkeys, and Mind
Owen on the Mind-Body Problem
The Du Chaillu Affair
Owen’s “Ministry of Truth”
 
Appendix: Anatomy of Owen’s Scientific Oeuvre
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 

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