Charles Darwin: great Briton. Prologue ; Britain before Darwin ; A child of his class ; Evolution and natural selection ; On the origin of species ; Humans ; Envoi Charles Darwin: cosmopolitan thinker. Introduction ; Sketch of Darwin's life and works ; Literature of significance for Darwin: romanticism and natural theology ; The romantic foundations of Darwin's theory ; Darwin's scientific theology ; Darwin's construction of his theory ; Man, the moral animal ; Conclusion Response to Ruse. The language of metaphor ; Teleology ; Evolutionary development as progressive ; Individual versus group selection ; The evolution of morality ; Conclusion Reply to Richards. Levels of selection ; Embryology ; The romantic influence ; Alexander von Humboldt ; Paradise lost Epilogue History of evolutionary biology since the origin of species Human consciousness Religion and god.
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