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Evolution (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9781138815094
Published February 3, 2016 by Routledge
312 Pages

 
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First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality and moral conduct. In his discussion, Frank B. Jevons deals with such subjects as pessimism and optimism towards evolutionary theory, the laws of motion and matter, and the importance of scientific evidence.

Table of Contents

1. Optimism  2. Illusion  3. Pessimism  4. Idealism  5. The Real  6. Evolution as the Redistribution of Matter and Motion  7. Necessity  8. Insufficient Evidence  9. Consequences  10. The Chess-Board  11. The Common Faith of Mankind  12. Progress  13. Evolution as Purpose  14. Conclusion;  Appendix. On Bishop Berkeley’s Idealism;  Index

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