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The Metaphysics of Evolution (Paperback): Thomas Whittaker
The Metaphysics of Evolution (Paperback): Thomas Whittaker

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The Metaphysics of Evolution (Paperback)

Thomas Whittaker

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics

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What conclusions do the facts of cosmic and organic evolution require or permit on the origin and destiny of the world and the individual? From 1881 to 1925 Thomas Whittaker, an Oxford-trained scientist turned philosopher, grappled with this question, which he tried to answer by metaphysical interpretation of the sciences. The majority of the essays in this volume first appeared in Mind, and a few in other journals, while three had not been previously published. Whittaker ranges widely over some of the most daring theories of the past, from the early centuries of the common era (including Apollonius of Tyana and Origen), to the middle ages (including John Scotus Erigena and Nicholas of Cusa), the renaissance (Giordano Bruno, Shakespeare) and the early modern period. Whittaker's own view is that hypothesis and imagination are legitimate aids in the search for truth in both science and philosophy in a new synthesis.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics
Release date: September 2009
First published: July 2009
Authors: Thomas Whittaker
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-00437-4
Barcode: 9781108004374
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Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
LSN: 1-108-00437-7

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