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The young Darwin and his cultural circle : a study of influences which helped shape the language and logic of the first drafts of the theory of natural selection

Author: Edward Manier
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1978.
Series: Studies in the history of modern science, v. 2.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Manier
ISBN: 9027708568 9789027708564 9027708576 9789027708571
OCLC Number: 3481194
Description: ix, 242 pages : portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1 The Metaphor of Natural Selection --
1.2 The Model of an Insular Economy and the Structure of Darwin's Argument --
1.3 The Struggle for Existence --
PART I. DARWIN'S CULTURAL CIRCLE: 1837-1839 : 2. Charles Lyell and the Transmutation of the Earth --
2.1 Lyell and Darwin: Friends and Colleagues --
2.2 Lyell's Language and the Cultural Tension Induced by His Theory --
2.3 The Structure of Lyell's Theory --
3. Scientific Language and Changing Standards of Explanation --
3.1 Duggal Stewart: A Realist Theory of Metaphor --
3.2 Historical Relativism and Comte's Critique of Theology and Metaphysics --
3.3 Herschel's Analysis of 'Law,' 'Analogy,' and 'Verae Causae' --
3.4 Darwin's Criticism of Whewell's Teleology --
4. Materialism --
4.1 An Early English Hegelian: James F. Ferrier --
4.2 Scotch Zoological Philosophy: Barclay, Abercpmbie, Fleming --
4.3 Language as "The Way Out of Metaphysis": Benjamin Smart --
4.4 Materialism: William Lawrence and the Politics of Neurophysiology --
4. Lamarck: "This Materialism Does Not Tend to Atheism" --
4.6 Summary --
5. Theodicy and the Laws of Population: Paley and Malthus --
5.1 Paley and Cambridge Theology --
5.2 Paley and Malthus: A Shared Theodicy --
5.3 Malthus and Darwin: Dimensions and Valences of Scientific Influence --
6. Skepticism, Romanticism, and the moral Sense --
6.1 Hume and Natural Religion --
6.2 Wordsworth's Excursive Quest --
6.3 James Mackintosh and the Moral Sense --
PART II. DARWIN'S NOTEBOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND MARGINALIA: 1837-1839 : Introduction --
7. Aspects of Scientific Explanation --
7.1 Analogy and Metaphor --
7.2 Natural History and the Laws of Life --
7.3 Chance, Necessity, and Design --
7.4 'Law' in the Notebooks and Early Manuscripts --
8. 'Consciousness' as a Biological Category --
8.1 Determinism --
8.2 Refutations of Dualism --
8.3 Expression and Language --
8.4 Social Instincts and Moral Sentiments --
PART III. CONCLUSIONS : 9. The Cultural Context of the First Drafts of Darwin's Theory --
9.1 The Logic of the Theory and of its Rhetorical Representation --
9.2 "Materialism" and the Status of Consciousness as a Biological Category --
9.3 The Moral Sentiments and Deism --
9.4 Darwin's Dialectical Independence of His Cultural Circle --
10. The Meaning and Function of Darwin's Metaphors --
10.1 'A Being Infinitely More Sagacious that Man' --
10.2 The Insular Economy --
10.3 'The Struggle for Existence' --
10.4 The Uses of Darwin's Metaphors --
11. Community and Influence --
11.1 Varieties of Scientific and Scholarly Communities --
11.2 The Multi-dimensional Structure of Influence --
12. Conclusions Concerning the Young Darwin.
Series Title: Studies in the history of modern science, v. 2.
Responsibility: Edward Manier.

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