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The Cambridge Companion to Darwin

Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

By: Jonathan Hodge(Editor), Gregory Radick(Editor)

486 pages, no illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2009 | Edition: 2 | #177399 | ISBN-13: 9780521711845
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This volume provides the reader with clear introductions to the most recent scholarship on Darwin and his intellectual legacies. A distinguished team of contributors examines Darwin's main scientific ideas and their development, Darwin's science in the context of its times, the influence of Darwinian thought in recent philosophical, social and religious debate, and the importance of Darwinian thought for the future of naturalist philosophy.

"[...] the contributions are largely drawn from excellent writers and are very accessible. It would be hard to imagine a much more effective or authoritative Companion to Darwin."
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"This is a comprehensive guide to the man, his life and his influence on modern science. It is easy to read and should be the first port of call for anyone with an interest in Darwin."
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"The essays collectively provide an excellent conspectus of the state of the Industry. The essays all survey their territories in exemplary fashion, at the same time showing something of what is being done at their boundaries. [...] if you are a would-be member of the Darwin Industry you must read this book."
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List of contributors; Preface; Introduction Jonathan Hodge and Gregory Radick; Part I. Darwin's Theorising: 1. The making of a philosophical naturalist Phillip R. Sloan; 2. The notebook programmes and projects of Darwin's London years Jonathan Hodge; 3. Darwin on generation, pangenesis and sexual selection Jim Endersby; 4. Darwin on mind, morals and emotions Robert J. Richards; 5. The arguments in the Origin of Species C. Kenneth Waters; Part II. Historical Contexts: 6. Is the theory of natural selection independent of its history? Gregory Radick; 7. Darwin's science and Victorian philosophy of science David L. Hull; 8. Darwin and Victorian Christianity John Hedley Brooke; 9. Darwin, social Darwinism and eugenics Diane B. Paul; 10. From Darwin to today in evolutionary biology Jean Gayon; Part III. Philosophical Themes: 11. Metaphysical and epistemological issues in modern Darwinian theory Elliott Sober; 12. Darwinian concepts in the philosophy of mind Kim Sterelny; 13. Darwinism in moral philosophy and social theory Alex Rosenberg; 14. Belief in God in a Darwinian age Michael Ruse; Part IV. Ways Forward: 15. In Darwin's wake, where am I? Daniel C. Dennett; 16. Ethical expressions: why moralists scowl, frown and smile Owen Flanagan; 17. Giving Darwin his due Philip Kitcher; Guide to further reading; List of references; Index.

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Jonathan Hodge is Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. Gregory Radick is Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds.

- Jonathan Hodge
- Gregory Radick
- Phillip R. Sloan
- Jim Endersby
- Robert J. Richards
- C. Kenneth Waters
- David L. Hull
- John Hedley Brooke
- Diane B. Paul
- Jean Gayon
- Elliott Sober
- Kim Sterelny
- Alex Rosenberg
- Michael Ruse
- Daniel C. Dennett
- Owen Flanagan
- Philip Kitcher

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