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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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Titolo: Evolution and Ethics: T.H. Huxley's ...
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0691024235I3N00
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2562689000
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Codice libro della libreria BBI2160456
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Princeton University Press Pub Date: 8/21/1989 Binding: Paperback Pages: 256 Reprint edition. Codice libro della libreria 5238991
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP12865744
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Minor Water Damage Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001549469
Descrizione libro Princeton UP, 1989. paperback. Condizione libro: Good. paperback, minor snag at head of front cover joint, light foxing o/w very good, 242pp, ISBN:0691024235. Codice libro della libreria 161122
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0691024235
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, 1989. Softcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 008010
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