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Biology and ideology from Descartes to Dawkins / edited by Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers.

Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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Book
453 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Biology -- Philosophy.
Biology -- Religious aspects.
Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.
Genetics -- Philosophy.
Eugenics -- Philosophy.
Contents:
The cultural authority of natural history in early modern Europe / Peter Harrison
Biology, atheism, and politics in eighteenth-century France / Shirley A. Roe
Eighteenth-century uses of vitalism in constructing the human sciences / Peter Hanns Reill
Biology in the service of natural theology: Paley, Darwin, and the Bridgewater Treatises / Jonathan R. Topham
Race, empire, and biology before Darwinism / Sujit Sivasundaram
Darwin's choice / Nicolaas Rupke
Biology and the emergence of the Anglo-American eugenics movement / Edward J. Larson
Genetics, eugenics, and the holocaust / Paul Weindling
Darwinism, Marxism, and genetics in the Soviet Union / Nikolai Krementsov
Evolution and the idea of social progress / Michael Ruse
Beauty and the beast? : conceptualizing sex in evolutionary narratives / Erika Lorraine Milam
Creationism, intelligent design, and modern biology / Ronald L. Numbers
The ideological uses of evolutionary biology in recent atheist apologetics / Alister E. McGrath.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Alexander, Denis.
Numbers, Ronald L.
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780226608402 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226608409 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226608419 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226608417 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
432595245
Publisher Number:
99937531480