Forerunners of Darwin, 1745-1859
Published to commemorate the centennial of the publication of Darwin's "Origin of Species", this volume brings together several important essays on the history of the idea of evolution. Included are discussions of Maupertuis, Buffon, Diderot, Kant, Herder, Lamarck, and Schopenhauer by such leading scholars as Arthur O. Lovejoy, Bentley Glass, Owsei Temkin, C. C. Gillispie, Francis C. Haber, and Jane Oppenheimer.
About the Authors
Bentley Glass (1906-2005) was an American geneticist and professor at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Progress or Catastrophe: The Nature of Biological Science and Its Impact on Human Society. Owsei Temkin, M.D. (1902–2002), was William H. Welch Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology, Soranus' Gynecology (translation), and Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians. William L. Straus, Jr. (1900-1981), former professor at The Johns Hopkins University, was known his extensive research in the field of physical anthropology. Straus received the Viking Fund Award in 1952.
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