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Cambridge Companion to Darwin

Cambridge Companion to Darwin - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521771979

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
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Cambridge Companion to Darwin - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521771979

Jonathan Hodge

ISBN13: 978-0521771979
ISBN10: 0521771978
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Charles Darwin remains the subject of continuing energetic debate in the fields of philosophy, history of science, biology and history of ideas. This volume offers a collection of newly commissioned essays from experts in their fields, and will provide a student readership with an accessible guide through Darwin's thought.

Table of Contents

Pt. I Darwin's Theorising

1. The making of a philosophical naturalist
2. The notebook programmes and projects of Darwin's London years
3. Darwin on generation, pangenesis and sexual selection
4. Darwin on mind, morals and emotions
5. The arguments in the Origin of Species

Pt. II Historical Contexts

6. Is the theory of natural selection independent of its history?
7. Darwin's science and Victorian philosophy of science
8. Darwin and Victorian Christianity
9. Darwin, social Darwinism and eugenics
10. From Darwin to today in evolutionary biology

Pt. III Philosophical Themes

11. Metaphysical and epistemological issues in modern Darwinian theory
12. Darwinian concepts in the philosophy of mind
13. Darwinism in moral philosophy and social theory
14. Belief in God in a Darwinian age

Pt. IV Ways Forward

15. In Darwin's wake, where am I?
16. Ethical expressions: why moralists scowl, frown and smile
17. Giving Darwin his due

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