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The Comparative Reception of Darwinism

The reaction to Darwin’s Origin of Species varied in many countries according to the roles played by national scientific institutions and traditions and the attitudes of religious and political groups. The contributors to this volume, including M. J. S. Hodge, David Hull, and Roberto Moreno, gathered in 1972 at an international conference on the comparative reception of Darwinism. Their essays look at early pro- and anti-Darwinism arguments, and three additional comparative essays and appendices add a larger perspective. For this paperback edition, Thomas F. Glick has added a new preface commenting on recent research.

534 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | © 1974, 1988

Biological Sciences: Evolutionary Biology

History: European History

History of Science

Table of Contents

Preface, 1988: Reception Studies since 1974
M. J. S. Hodge
England and Scotland: The Learned Societies
Frederick Burkhardt
England: Bibliographical Essay
M. J. S. Hodge
Appendix. German Editions of Important Works on Evolution
William M. Montgomery
Robert E. Stebbins
France: Bibliographical Essay
Robert E. Stebbins
United States
Edward J. Pfeifer
United States: Bibliographical Essay
Michele L. Aldrich
Russia: Biological Sciences
Alexander Vucinich
Russia: Social Sciences
James Allen Rogers
The Netherlands
Ilse N. Bulhof
Thomas F. Glick
Roberto Moreno
The Islamic World
Najm A. Bezirgan
Darwinism and Historiography
David L. Hull
Religion and Darwinism: Varieties of Catholic Reaction
Harry W. Paul
Darwinian and "Darwinian" Evolutionism in the Study of Society and Culture
Appendix A. Evolutionism in America: The Persistence of the War between Religion and Science
Appendix B. Evolutionism in the Soviet Union and America: The Persistence of the War between Materialism and Idealism
Appendix C. A Nineteenth-Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Methodology: The Conditional Mode as Historic "Proof"
Anthony Leeds
Notes on Contributors

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