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Emergent Evolution: Qualitative Novelty and the Levels of Reality

By: D Blitz

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #23879 | ISBN: 0792316584
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Examines the background, origin and debate over emergent evolution.


Part 1 The background to emergent evolution: Charles Darwin - the framework for evolutionary theory; Herbert Spencer - philosophy of evolution; T.H. Huxley - monism and epiphenomenalism; Alfred Russel Wallace - evolution and the supernatural; G.J. Romanes - evolution of mind. Part 2 Lloyd Morgan's formative period: influences on Lloyd Morgan; Lloyd Morgan's creative synthesis; Lloyd Morgan's system of emergent evolution. Part 3 The debate over emergent evolution: other systems of emergent evolution; systems related to emergent evolution; critical reaction to emergent evolution; further discussion of emergent evolution.

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