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The Darwinian Conscience

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter retells the story of Darwin, the moral theorist. Although Charles Darwin himself neither used nor explicitly resisted the language of altruism, many others, from the 1870s to the ... More


From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Kimberly A. Hamlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From Eve to Evolution analyzes the U.S. reception of Charles Darwin through the lens of gender and provides the first full-length study of women’s responses to evolutionary theory. Raised on the ... More


Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Evelleen Richards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers the first comprehensive history of the formulation of Darwin’s principle of sexual selection. It locates Darwin's sources and conceptual pathways in their social and cultural ... More


Working Women and Animal Mothers

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter three analyzes how various thinkers applied evolutionary theory to turn-of-the-twentieth century debates about motherhood. Opponents of women’s advancement typically claimed that women’s ... More


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