The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw

Paperback | August 15, 1999

byMichael Ruse

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Originally published in 1979, The Darwinian Revolution was the first comprehensive and readable synthesis of the history of evolutionary thought. Though the years since have seen an enormous flowering of research on Darwin and other nineteenth-century scientists concerned with evolution, as well as the larger social and cultural responses to their work, The Darwinian Revolution remains remarkably current and stimulating.

For this edition Michael Ruse has written a new afterword that takes into account the research published since his book's first appearance.

"It is difficult to believe that yet another book on Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution could add anything new or contain any surprises. Ruse's book is an exception on all counts. Darwin scholars and the general reader alike can learn from it."—David L. Hull, Nature

"No other account of the Darwinian Revolution provides so detailed and sympathetic an account of the framework within which the scientific debates took place."—Peter J. Bowler, Canadian Journal of History

"A useful and highly readable synthesis. . .skillfully organized and written with verve, imagination, and welcome touches of humor."—John C. Greene, Science

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The influence Charles Darwin had on the worlds of science and religion may never be fully understood. In 1979, a central text tackling the history of the Darwinian Revolution appeared. Michael Ruse’s The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw - Second Edition has been updated to take into account research published since t...

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Originally published in 1979, The Darwinian Revolution was the first comprehensive and readable synthesis of the history of evolutionary thought. Though the years since have seen an enormous flowering of research on Darwin and other nineteenth-century scientists concerned with evolution, as well as the larger social and cultural respon...

Michael Ruse is professor of philosophy and zoology at the University of Guelph, Ontario. His most recent books are Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology and Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226731693

ISBN - 13:9780226731698

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Table of Contents

Prologue
Acknowledgments
1. Background to the Problem
2. British Society and the Scientific Community
3. Beliefs: Geological, Philosophical, and Religious
4. The Mystery of Mysteries
5. Ancestors and Archetypes
6. On the Eve of the Origin
7. Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species
8. After the Origin: Science
9. After the Origin: Philosophy, Religion, and Politics
10. Overview and Analysis
Notes
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

The influence Charles Darwin had on the worlds of science and religion may never be fully understood. In 1979, a central text tackling the history of the Darwinian Revolution appeared. Michael Ruse’s The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw - Second Edition has been updated to take into account research published since the first edition’s release. This is still a text of contemporary relevance and concern.