1st Edition

Samuel Butler against the Professionals
Rethinking Lamarckism 1860-1900

ISBN 9780367601553
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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