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Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution Gertrude Himmelfarb Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution In her enduring study of the impact of Darwinism on the intellectual climate of the nineteenth century Gertrude Himmelfarb brings massive documentation to bear in challenging the conventional view of

  • Title: Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution
  • Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
  • ISBN: 9781566631068
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution Gertrude Himmelfarb In her enduring study of the impact of Darwinism on the intellectual climate of the nineteenth century, Gertrude Himmelfarb brings massive documentation to bear in challenging the conventional view of Darwin s greatness Touching on biography, history, and philosophy, she traces the origins and development of Darwin s views against the opinions of his time assesses the inIn her enduring study of the impact of Darwinism on the intellectual climate of the nineteenth century, Gertrude Himmelfarb brings massive documentation to bear in challenging the conventional view of Darwin s greatness Touching on biography, history, and philosophy, she traces the origins and development of Darwin s views against the opinions of his time assesses the influences on him and shows what he intended his theory to mean, what his readers took it to mean, and what it has in fact meant By such a route Ms Himmelfarb recaptures a sense of how a scientist, with the most innocent of intentions and the best of faith, can give birth to a theory that has an ancestry and a posterity of which he may be ignorant and a life of its own over which he has no control A thorough and masterly book punctuated with a delicate sense of humor Until he has read, marked, learnt and inwardly digested this authoritative volume, no one should presume henceforth to speak on Darwin and Darwinism Times Literary Supplement An illuminating contributiona dramatic story Yale Review Absorbing, well written, and splendidly organized I Bernard Cohen
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    1. Himmelfarb s last sentence in her 1959 study Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution captures the spirit of ambiguity present in her analysis But if it is important for later generations not to deny the fact of revolution because they cannot concede its truth or justice, it is no less important not to concede truth or justice merely because they cannot deny the fact of revolution p.452 History, asserts Himmelfarb, can be divided into pre and post darwinian epochs, with the latter basically cotermino [...]

    2. A thoroughly researched account of Darwin s life, voyage on the Beagle, scientific writings, and reactions by his contemporaries My previously sketchy knowledge of Darwin and his relationship to the theory of evolution natural selection are much complete after reading this book Of great interest to me, as well, was the British attitude toward science in the mid 19th century I learned of this book from the References section of Bernard Cohen s Revolution in Science.

    3. Expertly written I was reading this book at a particularly watery time in my life And it made me fall in love with the idea of being a pirate Pirates of the Carribean was out around the same time, so inevitably I fell in love with Johnny Depp and forced my family to buy the VHS of the movie Those were much simpler times

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