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Thomson, J. Arthur (John Arthur) 1861-1933

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Works: 350 works in 1,438 publications in 6 languages and 15,575 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: QH366, 575
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Most widely held works by J. Arthur Thomson
The outline of science, a plain story simply told by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
25 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and Finnish and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heredity by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
60 editions published between 1907 and 1930 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwinism and human life by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
34 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great biologists by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1932 and 1990 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evolution of sex by Patrick Geddes ( Book )
54 editions published between 1889 and 1914 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handbook that gives practical information on subjects including, the male and female organs, the ovum and sperm, reproduction, the determination of sex and the physiology of sex
The evolution theory by August Weismann ( Book )
14 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the second volume of the collection of author's lectures on evolution theory at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, for volume 1 (see record 2009-04653-000)"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Concerning evolution by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
11 editions published in 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to science by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
44 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This classic book discusses what science is: it's purposes and how it relates it to philosophy, art, religion." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The Bible of nature; five lectures delivered before Lake Forest College on the foundation of the late William Bross by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1908 and 1927 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creation by evolution; a consensus of present-day knowledge as set forth by leading authorities in non-technical language that all may understand by Frances MASON ( Book )
2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution by Patrick Geddes ( Book )
36 editions published between 1911 and 1931 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The system of animate nature; the Gifford lectures delivered in the University of St. Andrews in the years 1915 and 1916 by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1920 and 1924 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The aim of this study of Animate Nature is to state the general results of biological inquiry which must be taken account of if we are to think of organic Nature as a whole and in relation to the rest of our experience. Both among careful thinkers and careless passers-by views of organic Nature are held, in regard, for instance, to the organism as mechanism, the determinism of heredity, the struggle for existence, which seem to the author to be lacking in accuracy or in adequacy, which therefore tend to involve unnecessary difficulties in systematisation and perhaps gratuitous confusion in conduct. It has been declared by some that the world of life is "a dismal cockpit", that in the behaviour of living creatures mind is a negligible quantity, that the study of heredity must leave us fatalistic, and that evolution is largely "a chapter of accidents". Such views engender what may be called natural irreligion, and it is the object of this course to show that such views are scientifically untenable. Nature doubtless presents many puzzling features, but care must be taken to make sure that what seem to be unconformabilities are not due to the inadequacy of our knowledge. While trying to keep wishes from fathering thoughts, we have been led in our study to see that the general results of Biology, when stated with accuracy, are not out of line with transcendental conclusions reached along other paths--conclusions which different minds express in different forms. It looks as if Nature were much more conformable than is often supposed to religious interpretation, but we have not seen it to be our duty to justify the ways of God to man. We have tried to keep as close as possible to the facts of the case, leaving philosophical and religious inferences for those who are better qualified to draw them. Our endeavour to present the scientific view of Animate Nature has often led only to a disappointing balancing of alternative formulations, for science abounds in open questions; it has also involved considerable noise of facts throughout the lectures, for there is no other way of getting beyond mere opinions. But it will be understood that the appeal to facts is not exactly for their own sake, as in a course of lectures on descriptive Biology, but as a basis for those distinctive biological and psycho-biological concepts of organism, behaviour, development, heredity, evolution, and so on, which must be included in a philosophical view of Nature"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Outlines of zoology by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
69 editions published between 1892 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riddles of science by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1932 and 1971 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great design; order and progress in nature by Frances MASON ( Book )
10 editions published between 1834 and 1936 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and religion : being the Morse lectures for 1924 by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1925 and 1929 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is man? by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1923 and 1926 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress of science in the century by J. Arthur Thomson ( )
24 editions published between 1903 and 1908 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The study of animal life by J. Arthur Thomson ( Book )
55 editions published between 1892 and 1923 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturalism and religion by Rudolf Otto ( Book )
9 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1907, this volume was Otto's first attempt to bridge the purely religious and the purely scientific world views-which were as much in conflict during his time as they are today. Chapters include The Religious Interpretation of the World, Naturalism, Darwinism in General, and The World and God, among other interesting topics
 
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Alternative Names
Thomson, J. A.
Thomson, J. Arthur.
Thomson, J. Arthur 1861-1933 Sir
Thomson, J. Arthur (John Arthur), Sir, 1861-1933
Thomson, John Arthur 1861-1933
Thomson, John Arthur 1861-1933 Sir
Thomson John Arthur sir
Thomson, John Arthur, Sir, 1861-1933
Thomson, Sir John Arthur
תומסון, י. ארתור
תומסון, י. ארתור 1861־1933
トムソン, ジョン アーサー
Languages
English (501)
French (8)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (3)
Swedish (2)
Finnish (2)
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