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Debating Darwin / Robert J. Richards and Michael Ruse.

Author:
Richards, Robert J. (Robert John), 1942- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago : The University of Chicago, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xvi, 299 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-283) and index.
Contents:
Charles Darwin: great Briton / Michael Ruse. Prologue ; Britain before Darwin ; A child of his class ; Evolution and natural selection ; On the origin of species ; Humans ; Envoi -- Charles Darwin: cosmopolitan thinker / Robert J. Richards. Introduction ; Sketch of Darwin's life and works ; Literature of significance for Darwin: romanticism and natural theology ; The romantic foundations of Darwin's theory ; Darwin's scientific theology ; Darwin's construction of his theory ; Man, the moral animal ; Conclusion -- Response to Ruse. The language of metaphor ; Teleology ; Evolutionary development as progressive ; Individual versus group selection ; The evolution of morality ; Conclusion -- Reply to Richards. Levels of selection ; Embryology ; The romantic influence ; Alexander von Humboldt ; Paradise lost -- Epilogue. History of evolutionary biology since the Origin of species ; Human consciousness ; Religion and god.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780226384429 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 022638442X ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • ((e-book))
LCCN:
2015048965
OCLC:
933218994
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