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Description : This early work on Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Chapters include; Natural selection, Two objections considered, Adjustment - direct and indirect, Life as adjustment, Life & Mind, The composition of mind, The evolution of mind, Sociology and Free will, The evolution of Society and Illustrations and Criticisms..... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Description : Volume 3 of 4. These volumes are based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy. They are based on the lectures given at Harvard University. At the outset, these lectures were designed only to include a criticism of the positive philosophy and when published, Fiske enlarged the course to make in include a somewhat complete outline sketch of the new philosophy based on the doctrine of evolution. The present volume contains Part II: Synthesis (continued). Illustrated.
Description : John Fiske was an American historian and philosopher. Much of his writing supported the work of Charles Darwin. After meeting Darwin he wrote Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy which was popular in the US and Europe. By 1880 his interests turned to American History, which he viewed through evolutionary theory.
Description : In Global Spencerism the authors analyse the communication and appropriation of Herbert Spencer’s ideas around the globe. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century Spencer’s distinctive theory of evolution, based on Lamarckianism, was almost as influential as Darwin’s.
Description : In this book, Hans Schwarz leads us into the web of Christian theology's recent past from Kant and Schleiermacher to Mbiti and Zizoulas, pointing out all the theologians of the last two hundred years who have had a major impact beyond their own context. With an eye to the blending of theology and biography, Schwarz draws the lines of connection between theologians, their history, and wider theological movements. - Publisher.
Description : The emancipation of the natural sciences from religion was a gradual affair during the last four centuries. Initially many of the leading scientists were churchmen indicating a symbiosis between faith and reason. Due to the increasing specialization in the sciences this close connection came to an end often leading to antagonism and mutual suspicion. This book traces this historical development with its twists and turns in both Europe and North America. It depicts the major players in this story and outlines their specific contributions. The main focus is on the 19th and 20th centuries with figures such as Darwin and Hodge, but also Beecher and Abbott in the 19th century. In the 20th century the narrative starts with Karl Barth and moves all the way to Hawking and Tipler. Special attention is given to representatives from North America, Great Britain, and Germany. In conclusion important issues are presented in the present-day dialogue between theology and the natural sciences. The issue of design and fine-tuning is picked up, and advances in brain research. Finally technological issues are assessed and the status of medicine as a helpmate for life is discussed. An informative and thought-provoking book.