This volume, originally published in 1889 with this edition published in 1912, contains Carpenter's famous essays on civilisation and his theory that it is a disease of mankind that must be cured. Papers included in this collection discuss the rampant ill-health suffered by society as well as criticisms of modern science to support this theory whilst also analysing what the future holds for science, ideas of morality and traditions and customs. This title will be of interest to students of sociology.
1. Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure 2. Modern Science: A Criticism 3. The Science of the Future: A Forecast 4. Defence of Criminals: A Criticism of Morality 5. Exfoliation: Lamarck versus Darwin 6. Custom 7. A Rational and Humane Science
This collection of Edward Carpenter’s works provides an in-depth insight to his most important studies throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including Civilisation: It’s Cause and Cure, The Light from the East and The Drama of Love and Death. The ten titles included in this set expand on the well-known poet and philosopher’s socialist views, his studies of Hinduism and his ideas of ‘intermediate types’ which was a particularly important theory in the history of LGBT activism.