Origins and Species : A Study of the Historical Sources of Darwinism and the Contexts of Some Other Accounts of Organic Diversity from Plato and Aristotle On book cover
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Origins and Species
A Study of the Historical Sources of Darwinism and the Contexts of Some Other Accounts of Organic Diversity from Plato and Aristotle On





ISBN 9781138325821
Published November 9, 2018 by Routledge
820 Pages

 
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Originally published in 1991, Origins and Species seeks to understand the historical origins of Darwinism. The book analyses the explanatory problem to which Darwinian theory was a response, while contrasting the Darwinian with two other traditions in the interpretation of organic diversity. The book looks in detail at both Charles Darwin’s theories and Alfred Russell Wallace’s theories of about plant and animal species and raises the question of the context of Darwinism and that of Plato’s and Aristotle’s understanding of species.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part I

1. The Introduction, Creation and Origin of Species

2. The Alphabet and Grammar or Geology

3. Natural Causes, Natural Laws and Natural Selection

Part II

4. Forms and Order

5. The Order of the World and the Laws of Nature

6. The Course of Nature and the History of the Earth

Conclusion

Bibliography

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