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Samuel Butler against the Professionals Rethinking Lamarckism 1860-1900

By David Gillott Copyright 2015
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book provides new insight into a fascinating but often misunderstood writer, Samuel Butler. It offers a much-needed reappraisal of Butler's work and shows how Lamarckian ideas pervaded the whole of Butler's wide-ranging ouevre, and not merely his evolutionary theory.

    Introduction 1. The Origins of Butler's Lamarckism 2. The Attack on Darwin and Professional Science 3. The Evolution of Butler's Epistemology 4. Anti-Academicism and Lamarckian Aesthetics 5. Towards a Posthumous Life 6. Conclusion

    Biography

    David Gillott