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The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Nineteenth Century

Author: Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel; Joseph McCabe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Religion
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally trained as a physician, the biologist and thinker Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), was an evolutionist who remained sceptical of natural selection. This book, which first appeared in German in 1899, sold 10,000 copies in its first few months and was published in an English translation the following year. In the preface, Haeckel applauds the technological progress of the nineteenth century, but bemoans the lack  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel; Joseph McCabe
ISBN: 9780511692987 0511692986 9781108000895 1108000894
OCLC Number: 889958902
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (420 pages)
Contents: Preface; Author's preface; 1. The nature of the problem; 2. Our bodily frame; 3. Our life; 4. Our embryonic development; 5. The history of our species; 6. The nature of the soul; 7. Psychic gradations; 8. The embryology of the soul; 9. The phylogeny of the soul; 10. Consciousness; 11. The immortality of the soul; 12. The law of substance; 13. The evolution of the world; 14. The unity of nature; 15. God and the world; 16. Knowledge and belief; 17. Science and Christianity; 18. Our monistic religion; 19. Our monistic ethics; 20. Solution of the world-problem; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection - Religion
Responsibility: Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Translated by Joseph McCabe.

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Ernst Haeckel was a keen evolutionist, though he remained sceptical of natural selection. The Riddle of the Universe (1899) puts forward his belief that monism could unify science and philosophy to  Read more...

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