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Owen's ape & Darwin's bulldog : beyond Darwinism and creationism

Author: Christopher Ernest Cosans
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the debate between Richard Owen and Thomas Huxley on the differences between the ape and human brains as its focus, this book explores some of the ways in which philosophical ideas and scientific practice influenced the discussion of evolution in the years before and after Darwin's publication of Origin of Species in 1859. It also shows how this episode can shed light on current philosophical notions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard Owen; Thomas Henry Huxley; Richard Owen; Thomas Henry Huxley; Richard Owen, Biologe.; Thomas Henry Huxley; Thomas Henry Huxley; Richard Owen
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ernest Cosans
ISBN: 9780253352729 025335272X 9780253220516 0253220513
OCLC Number: 245588027
Description: xxi, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The parable of the hippopotamus major --
Philosophical anatomy and the human soul --
Evolution and the discovery of the gorilla --
Does the brain distinguish human from beast? --
Economics and values on the eve of the Origin --
The values and metaphysics of Darwin's Origin --
Why Owen rejected Darwin's analysis --
Huxley's hippocampus counter-attack --
The dissection of a metaphysical dispute --
Ethics, experience, and truth.
Other Titles: Owen's ape and Darwin's bulldog
Responsibility: Christopher E. Cosans.
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