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