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Humanity in Hindsight

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers the retrospective literature on Charles Darwin's work. These views on Darwin's intellectual development and legacy, such as that posited by Loren Eiseley, began the way many ... More


Land Nationalization to Socialism: The Ethics of Politics and the Politics of Ethics

in An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226246130
eISBN:
9780226246154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the social, political, and economic implications of evolutionary thought for the pressing questions of Victorian industrial society came to occupy a greater portion of ... More


Attitudes to Soft Inheritance in Great Britain, 1930s–1970s

Marion J. Lamb

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the attitudes toward the Lamarckian aspect of soft inheritance. It argues that there is little conflict between the evolutionary thinking of geneticists and of other ... More


From Geology to Genealogy: Detectives and Counter-detectives in Lady Audley’s Secret and Henry Dunbar

Saverio Tomaiuolo

in In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641154
eISBN:
9780748651665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter narrates the birth of the detective and sensation novel, relates it to the spread of evolutionary issues before and after Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and develops these ... More


Nature Historicised

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Evolution became the single new idea that permeated deeply into virtually all areas of intellectual endeavor at the turn of the twentieth century. More than any other scientific or intellectual ... More


Evolution: From Pseudoscience to Popular Science, from Popular Science to Professional Science

Michael Ruse

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the history of evolutionary thinking when evolution was treated as pseudoscience and then popular science, before blossoming into a professional science, thus challenging a ... More


Introduction

in From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226596167
eISBN:
9780226596181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the study of Darwinism as practiced in Argentina and the study of Argentina as shaped by Darwinism during the period from ... More


The Roots of Evolutionary Thought in Argentina

in From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226596167
eISBN:
9780226596181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the origins of evolutionary thought in Argentina. It suggests that Georges Cuvier's work on the giant ground sloth Megatherium in 1789 helped put Pampas on the scientific map ... More


Conclusion

in From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226596167
eISBN:
9780226596181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of Darwinism in Argentina. It suggests that Argentine Darwinism grew in response to the needs of nation building that characterized ... More


Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: From Myth to History

Pietro Corsi

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides an overview of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck's life and his works, including his theories and contributions to evolutionary thought. Lamarck' s theories were expounded in his central ... More


Removing God from Biology

Michael Ruse

in Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198834588
eISBN:
9780191872679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834588.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Scientific Revolution changed the root metaphor of science from that of an organism to that of a machine. Mechanism. This meant the expulsion from science of final-cause thinking. For two hundred ... More


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