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T. H. Huxley (1825-1895) was not only an active protagonist in the religious and scientific upheaval that followed the publication of Darwin's theory of evolution but also a harbinger of the sociobiological debates about the implications of evolution that are now going on. His seminal lecture Evolution and Ethics, reprinted here with its introductory Prolegomena, argues that the human psyche is at war with itself, that humans are alienated in a cosmos that has no special reference to their needs, and that moral societies are of necessity in conflict with the natural conditions of their existence. Seen in the light of current understanding of the mechanisms of evolution, these claims remain as controversial today as they were when Huxley proposed them. In this volume George Williams, one of the best-known evolutionary biologists of our time, asserts that recent biological ideas and data justify a more extreme condemnation of the "cosmic process" than Huxley advocated and more extreme denial that the forces that got us here are capable of maintaining a viable world. James Paradis, an expert in Victorian studies, has written an introduction that sets the celebrated lecture in the context of cultural history, revealing it to be an impressive synthesis of Victorian thinking, as well as a challenge to eighteenth-century assumptions about the harmony of of nature. With Huxley's lecture as a focal point, the three parts of this book unite philosophy and science in a shared quest that recalls their common origins as systems of knowledge.
Originally published in 1989.
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About the Author: James G. Paradis is Professor and Head of the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Titel: Evolution and Ethics: T.H. Huxley's ...
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, 1989. Buchzustand: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12865744
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2562689000
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0691024235I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0691024235I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0691024235I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Princeton UP, 1989. paperback. Buchzustand: Good. paperback, minor snag at head of front cover joint, light foxing o/w very good, 242pp, ISBN:0691024235. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 161122
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Minor Water Damage Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001549469
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0691024235
Buchbeschreibung 1989. Evolutionary studies, history of science. Princeton University Press. Very good paperback/wrappers 242p. With pencil notations by George Stocking. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 740246717
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, US, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No DJ. Previous owner's bookplate on interior of front cover, name stamped on half title page. Some underlining on red pen on scattered pages throughout. Binding is sound. Spine is uncreased, but bottom spine end is scuffed. Covers are overall clean and bright with minor edgewear, slight creasing/curling at corners. Text block is faintly soiled. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19703