Chapter 36. Darwin

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. John S. Wilkins

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch36

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Wilkins, J. S. (2008) Darwin, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch36

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. University of Queensland, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • progress and the tree of history;
  • Tree of Ramus or Tree of Porphyry - Aristotle's philosophy;
  • Karl Ernst von Baer's idea of development in groups of animals - Martin Barry;
  • teleological thinking;
  • Darwin and discovering the past;
  • Lyell's Principles of Geology;
  • Darwin's view of history - information about the past is preserved imperfectly

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Progress and the Tree of History

  • Discovering the Past

  • Teleological Thinking

  • References and Further Reading