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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

  • Author: Michael Ruse
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521195317
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 583
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This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin. It covers the background to Darwin's discovery of the theory of evolution through natural selection, the work he produced and his contemporaries' reactions to it, and evaluates his influence on science in the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species. It also explores the implications of Darwin's discoveries in religion, politics, gender, literature, culture, philosophy, and medicine, critically evaluating Darwin's legacy. Fully illustrated and clearly written, it is suitable for scholars and students as well as the general reader. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today.

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: W. J. Mander
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191669016
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 560
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This volume contains thirty new essays by leading experts on British philosophy in the nineteenth century, and provides a comprehensive and unrivalled resource for advanced students and scholars. As well as the most celebrated figures, such as Mill, Spencer, Sidgwick, and Bradley, the Handbook discusses many other less well-known names and debates from the period, such as Whewell, Shadworth Hodgson, and Martineau. The Handbook contains six parts: Part I examines logic and scientific method from Whately through to the advent of modern formal logic; Part II discusses some of the century's most famous metaphysical systems such as those of the Scottish Common Sense school, J. F. Ferrier and F. H. Bradley; Part III covers science and philosophy, paying particular attention to positivism and the impact of Darwin's evolutionary theory; Part IV explores ethical, social, and political thought, including the lesser known themes of feminism and British Socialism; Part V concerns religious philosophy; and Part VI examines the changes which took place in the practice of philosophy itself during the nineteenth-century. Prefaced by an introductory article which contextualises and relates the various themes and controversies of the century, each chapter provides an overview of the topic under consideration and surveys of the state of current research, while at the same time offering new ideas and suggestions for future interpretation.

The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics

The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics

  • Author: Michael Ruse,Robert J. Richards
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107132959
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 344
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This book introduces readers to the application of evolutionary ideas to moral thinking and justification, presenting contrasting perspectives on controversial issues.

Evolution and Religion

Evolution and Religion

A Dialogue

  • Author: Michael Ruse
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442262079
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 168
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Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief. Ruse's main characters—an atheist scientist, a skeptical historian and philosopher of science, a relatively liberal female Episcopalian priest, and a Southern Baptist pastor who denies evolution—passionately argue about pressing issues, in a context framed within a television show: "Science versus God— Who is Winning?" These characters represent the different positions concerning science and religion often held today: evolution versus creation, the implications of Christian beliefs upon technological advances in medicine, and the everlasting debate over free will. The second edition of this innovative text incorporates the influence of Eastern religions and philosophies on the debate on human origins, broadening the contextual reach of the dialogue into comparative philosophy and religious studies.

Grundzüge der vergleichenden anatomie

Grundzüge der vergleichenden anatomie

  • Author: Carl Gegenbaur
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anatomie comparée
  • Page: 892
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Zoologie / Vergleichende / Anatomie.

Simply Darwin

Simply Darwin

  • Author: Michael Ruse
  • Publisher: Simply Charly via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1943657017
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 135
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Simply Darwin tells the story of Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) and his theory of evolution through natural selection. On one level, the book portrays a dedicated scientist who, through careful observation and brilliant insight, became convinced that organisms were the end product of a long, slow, and natural process of development. On another level, it is an account of a cataclysmic change in our ideas about ourselves—a conceptual upheaval that continues to generate aftershocks—and heated debates—to this day. In Simply Darwin, author Michael Ruse puts Darwin and his ideas in their proper context, clearly showing that, while the father of evolutionary biology was a true trailblazer, he was no rebel. He was simply following an evidentiary trail that led to an inevitable conclusion about the origin of species and natural selection. Eventually, as Darwin and his fellow scientists began to apply his ideas to humans, long-held notions about the nature and origins of religion, morality, race, sexuality, and much more, were called into question. Then, as now, some of us embraced these provocative ideas, while others reacted with horror and disbelief. In recounting this fascinating and inspiring story, Ruse doesn’t neglect the visual component that has always been an inherent part of evolutionary thought. Simply Darwin features copious illustrations, which provide an informative and captivating element to this riveting account.

Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

  • Author: Francisco J. Ayala,Francisco José Ayala,John C. Avise
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421413051
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
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Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work.

Zoonomie oder Gesetze des organischen Lebens

Zoonomie oder Gesetze des organischen Lebens

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 592
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Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral

Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral

  • Author: Michael Tomasello
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 351874822X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 282
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Die Evolution des menschlichen Moralbewusstseins gehört zu den großen Rätseln der Wissenschaft. Es hat die Phantasie von Generationen von Forschern beflügelt, zahlreiche Theorien liegen auf dem Tisch, aber die Frage »Woher kommt die Moral?« ist nach wie vor offen. In Fortschreibung seiner faszinierenden Naturgeschichte des Menschen legt nun Michael Tomasello eine Antwort vor. Gestützt auf jahrzehntelange empirische Forschungen, rekonstruiert er die Entstehung des einzigartigen menschlichen Sinns für Werte und Normen als einen zweistufigen Prozess. Dieser beginnt vor einigen hunderttausend Jahren, als die frühen Menschen gemeinsame Sache machen mussten, um zu überleben; und er endet beim modernen, ultrakooperativen homo sapiens sapiens, der beides besitzt: Eine Moralität der zweiten Person, die unseren Umgang mit dem je einzelnen Gegenüber prägt, und eine gruppenbezogene »objektive« Moral, die sagt, was hier bei »uns« als gut oder gerecht gilt. In der Tradition von Mead, Kohlberg und Piaget zeigt Tomasello außerdem, wie sich die individuelle Moralentwicklung in einer bereits normengesättigten Welt vollzieht. Und so ist Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral der derzeit wohl umfassendste Versuch zu verstehen, wie wir das geworden sind, was nur wir sind: genuin moralische Wesen.

The Cambridge History of Ancient China

The Cambridge History of Ancient China

From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC

  • Author: Michael Loewe,Edward L. Shaughnessy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521470308
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1148
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A survey of the cultural history of pre-Imperial China. Historians and archaeologists cover the Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn, Warring States, Neolithic background, language, intellectual history, relations with central Asia, and the debts of the Qin and Han empires to these periods. There are chapters on institutional history, based on both traditional and palaeographic literature, and on material culture.

Das egoistische Gen

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642553915
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 489
  • View: 2941
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Saeculum

Saeculum

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World history
  • Page: N.A
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Jahrbuch für Universalgeschichte.

Evolution und die Vielfalt des Lebens

Evolution und die Vielfalt des Lebens

  • Author: E. Mayr
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642671101
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 278
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Kraft und Stoff

Kraft und Stoff

empirisch-naturphilosophische Studien in allgemein-verständlicher Darstellung

  • Author: Ludwig Friedrich Karl Christian Büchner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Force and energy
  • Page: 269
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Reise um die Welt

Reise um die Welt

Erlebnisse und Forschungen in den Jahren 1832–1836

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3111546373
  • Category: History
  • Page: 614
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Mein Leben

Mein Leben

1809 - 1882

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783458350705
  • Category:
  • Page: 279
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Das ist Evolution

Das ist Evolution

  • Author: Ernst Mayr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442153497
  • Category: Evolution
  • Page: 377
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Saeculum

Saeculum

  • Author: Georg Stadtmüller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World history
  • Page: N.A
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Streifzüge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen Ein Bilderbuch unsichtbarer Welten

Streifzüge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen Ein Bilderbuch unsichtbarer Welten

Einundzwanzigster Band

  • Author: J. Uexküll,G. Kriszat
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642989764
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 102
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Über die Einrichtungen zur Befruchtung britischer und ausländischer Orchideen durch Insekten

Über die Einrichtungen zur Befruchtung britischer und ausländischer Orchideen durch Insekten

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3845724633
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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