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The Cambridge Companion to the 'Origin of Species' (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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Publisher Comments:

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin is universally recognized as one of the most important science books ever written. Published in 1859, it was here that Darwin argued for both the fact of evolution and the mechanism of natural section. The Origin of Species is also a work of great cultural and religious significance, in that Darwin maintained that all organisms, including humans, are part of a natural process of growth from simple forms. This Companion commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species and examines its main arguments. Drawing on the expertise of leading authorities in the field, it also provides the contexts religious, social, political, literary, and philosophical in which the Origin was composed. Written in a clear and friendly yet authoritative manner, this volume will be essential reading for both scholars and students More broadly, it will appeal to general readers who want to learn more about one of the most important and controversial books of modern times.

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There are some scientists among the contributors, but more of them are historians of science, historians of everything, scholars of literature and communication, and philosophers. It is a broad view they provide therefore, of Charles Darwin's 1859 manifesto of evolution by natural selection. Among the topics are Darwin's analogy between artificial and natural selection, the principle of divergence, embryology and morphology, the question of religion, political thought from liberalism to Marxism, and the book qua book. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521691291
Author:
Ruse, Michael
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Richards, Robert J.
Author:
Richards, Robert J.
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Natural selection
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
General
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
395
Dimensions:
8.94x6.14x.96 in. 1.25 lbs.

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