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A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century; Philosophical Thought. 2 V ebook

A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century; Philosophical Thought. 2 V ebook

A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century; Philosophical Thought. 2 V by John Theodore Merz

A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century; Philosophical Thought. 2 V
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Author: John Theodore Merz
Number of Pages: 326 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781231126677
File size: 22 Mb
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...the plan of a building or the purpose of an instrument. In the place of a growth according to a prearranged plan, Darwin put the conception of an automatic adjustment called "natural selection "; in the place of a conscious end or purpose he put the conception of a mere result, a product, the " surviving fittest."1 The development and proof of Darwin's ideas gave a new impetus to biological research, as it did also to the science of the history and economy of nature. The fact that the phenomenon of selection, or rather of automatic crowding out, presupposes intimate relations and contact of every living thing with numberless other similar and dissimilar beings, led naturalists into the open air, to 1 A very full appreciation of the great change that has come over the sciences of nature through the influence of Darwin will be found in the various writings and addresses of Prof. Haeckel, notably in his address to the German Association in 1877 at Munich, "Ueber Entwickelungslehre" (reprinted in 'Gesaimnelte populiire Vortriige, ' vol. ii. p. 97). A more critical examination, referring specially to the central biological problemsi is the address by Du Bois-Reymond, delivered in 1876 in the Berlin Academy, and reprinted in 'Reden, ' vol. i. p. 211, with valuable literary notes. He there discusses how far the principle of natural selection, in addition to the general doctrine of descent, has been adopted or opposed, and refers to the outstanding difficulties. "One of the greatest difficulties," he says (p. 226), "presents itself in physiology in the so-called regenerative power, aml--what is allied to it--the natural power of healing: this may now be seen in the healing of wounds, in the delimitation and compensation of...

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