Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882

ISBN-10: 0393950093

ISBN-13: 9780393950090

Edition: 2nd 1979 (Annotated)

Authors: Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman

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New edition of a volume that concerns the importance, and enduring relevance, of Darwin and evolution. New material indicates the voluminous scientific research that is currently being done in every field of evolutionary study. Topics include Darwin on changing the mind, Darwin's life, scientific thought just before Darwin, selections from Darwin's work, his influence on science, evolutionary and religious theory, Darwin and the literary mind, and Darwinian patterns in social thought, philosophy and ethics. Edited by Appleman (emeritus, Indiana U.). Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $13.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 582
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

Philip Appleman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, where he was a founding editor of Victorian Studies. He is the author of a book on overpopulation, The Silent Explosion and coeditor of 1859: Entering an Age of Crisis. He has also published three novels and several volumes of poetry.

Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Darwin: On Changing the Mind (2000)p. 3
Darwin's Lifep. 21
Who Is Darwin? (1991)p. 23
Scientific Thought: Just before Darwinp. 31
Biology before the Beagle (1964)p. 33
An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)p. 39
Natural Theology (1802)p. 41
Zoological Philosophy (1809)p. 44
Principles of Geology (1830-33)p. 49
The Study of Natural Philosophy (1830)p. 52
Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1833)p. 57
On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type (1858)p. 61
Selections from Darwin's Workp. 65
The Voyage of the Beagle (1845)p. 67
St. Jago--Cape de Verd Islandsp. 67
Galapagos Archipelagop. 67
On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties; and On the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection (1858)p. 82
Extract from an unpublished Work on Species, by C. Darwin, Esq.p. 82
Abstract of a Letter from C. Darwin, Esq., to Prof. Asa Gray, Boston, U.S., dated Down, September 5th, 1857p. 85
An Historical Sketch of the Progress of Opinion on the Origin of Species, previously to the Publication of This Work (1861)p. 87
The Origin of Species (1859)p. 95
Introductionp. 95
Variation under Domesticationp. 98
Variation under Naturep. 106
Struggle for Existencep. 107
Natural Selectionp. 111
Difficulties on Theoryp. 135
On the Imperfections of the Geological Recordp. 147
Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organsp. 151
Recapitulation and Conclusionp. 158
The Descent of Man (1871)p. 175
Introductionp. 175
The Evidence of the Descent of Man from Some Lower Formp. 177
On the Manner of Development of Man from Some Lower Formp. 194
Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animalsp. 213
On the Affinities and Genealogy of Manp. 222
Principles of Sexual Selectionp. 230
Secondary Sexual Characters of Manp. 232
Secondary Sexual Characters of Man--continuedp. 239
General Summary and Conclusionp. 243
Darwin's Influence on Sciencep. 255
The Victorian Opposition to Darwinp. 257
Darwin and His Critics (1983)p. 257
Objections to Mr. Darwin's Theory of the Origin of Species (1860)p. 265
Darwin on the Origin of Species (1860)p. 267
Review of the Origin of Species (1867)p. 271
Victorian Supporters of Darwinp. 276
Flora Tasmaniae (1859)p. 276
On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals (1863)p. 280
Principles of Geology (1867)p. 285
The Debt of Science to Darwin (1883)p. 287
Darwin and the Shaping of Modern Sciencep. 289
Scientific Method in Evolutionp. 289
Evolution and the Nature of Science (1999)p. 289
Explaining the Very Improbable (1987)p. 301
On the Uncertainty of Science (1980)p. 304
Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy (1998)p. 308
Science and Sensibility (1999)p. 314
The Neo-Darwinian Synthesisp. 319
The Evolutionary Synthesis (1984)p. 319
The Human Genealogyp. 326
The Chosen Primate (1994)p. 326
Out of Africa Again ... and Again? (1997)p. 335
The Human Difference (1999)p. 342
Punctuated Equilibriump. 344
[On Punctuated Equilibrium] (1991)p. 344
The Great Stasis Debate (1995)p. 349
Rethinking Taxonomyp. 356
Darwin's Views of Classification (1999)p. 356
Cladistic Analysis (1988)p. 361
[Cladistics in Action: The Origin of Birds and Their Flight] (1998)p. 363
Evolution as Observable Factp. 373
How Natural Selection Operates (1996)p. 373
Natural Selection and Darwin's Finches (1991)p. 377
Natural Selection in the Wild (1986)p. 384
Darwinian Patterns in Social Thoughtp. 387
Competition and Cooperationp. 389
The Vogue of Spencer (1955)p. 389
The Gospel of Wealth (1900)p. 396
Mutual Aid (1902)p. 398
The Arithmetics of Mutual Help (1995)p. 403
Nature and Nurturep. 409
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975)p. 409
Biological Potentiality vs. Biological Determinism (1977)p. 415
The New Creationism: Biology under Attack (1997)p. 420
Evolution and Genderp. 426
The Woman's Bible (1898)p. 426
On Becoming Human (1981)p. 427
Darwin and the Descent of Woman (1983)p. 436
Woman Red in Tooth and Claw (1989)p. 444
Evolution and Other Disciplinesp. 450
[On Consilience] (1998)p. 450
Evolution and the Origins of Disease (1998)p. 459
How the Mind Works (1997)p. 465
The Set within the Skull (1997)p. 477
Darwinian Influences in Philosophy and Ethicsp. 481
The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy (1909)p. 483
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Natural Selection as an Algorithmic Process (1995)p. 489
Darwinian Epistemology (1998)p. 493
Evolution and Ethics (1893)p. 501
Evolutionary Ethics (1943)p. 503
The Evolution of Ethics (1985)p. 507
Good Natured: The Origin of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals (1996)p. 511
The Origins of Virtue (1997)p. 517
Evolutionary Theory and Religious Theoryp. 525
Mainstream Religious Support for Evolutionp. 527
Message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (1996)p. 527
On Creationism in School Textbooks (1984)p. 529
Evolution and Creationism (1982)p. 529
[Statement on Evolution] (1965)p. 531
Resolution on Evolutionism and Creationism (1982)p. 532
Resolution Opposing "Scientific Creationism" (1982)p. 533
Fundamentalist Creationismp. 534
Antievolution and Creationism in the United States (1997)p. 534
The Scopes Trial (1925)p. 542
Orthodox Jewish Creationists (2000)p. 549
[Islamic Creationism] (1997)p. 551
[A Hare Krishna on Darwinian Evolution] (1977)p. 553
Tenets of Creationism (1998)p. 555
Scientific Creationism (1985)p. 557
Review of Morris (1992)p. 564
Evolution at the Grass Roots (1998)p. 569
[Creationism versus Biotechnology] (1998)p. 569
[The Politics of Creationism] (1998)p. 570
What Do Christians Really Believe about Evolution? (1998)p. 572
Seven Significant Court Decisions Regarding Evolution/Creation Issues (1998)p. 574
Personal Incredulity and Antievolutionismp. 577
[The Argument from Personal Incredulity] (1987)p. 577
Darwin on Trial (1991)p. 581
Review of Johnson (1992)p. 586
Darwin's Black Box (1996)p. 592
Review of Behe (1997)p. 601
Darwin's New Critics on Trial (1998)p. 605
Scientists' Opposition to Creationismp. 613
Forced Teaching of Creationist Beliefs in Public School Science Education (1982)p. 613
Resolution Opposing Creationism in Science Courses (1999)p. 614
Statement on Teaching Evolution (1998)p. 615
Frequently Asked Questions about Evolution and the Nature of Science (1998)p. 617
Fundamentalist Creationism and the Value of Satirep. 624
Genesis Revisited: A Scientific Creation Story (1998)p. 625
Darwin's Ark (1984)p. 627
Darwin and the Literary Mindp. 631
Darwin's Literary Sensibilityp. 633
Autobiography (1876)p. 633
Darwin's Humane Reading (1982)p. 634
Darwin and Pain: Why Science Made Shakespeare Nauseating (1995)p. 639
Darwin's Plots (1983)p. 645
Darwin's Influence on Literaturep. 653
Darwin among the Poets (1932)p. 653
Darwin among the Novelists (1988)p. 658
The Tragic Fallacy (1929)p. 664
Modern Tragedy (1956)p. 667
Darwin-Sightings in Recent Literature (2000)p. 670
Selected Readingsp. 683
Indexp. 689
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