Darwinism and Other Essays: By John Fiske

Darwinism and Other Essays: By John Fiske

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Darwinism and Other Essays: By John Fiske

Darwinism and Other Essays: By John Fiske

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MY DEAR HUXLEY: -- In publishing a new edition of this collection of essays, which has been for some time out of print, I have taken occasion to add three articles not heretofore reprinted. It was with some hesitation that in originally making up the book I included the article on Mr. Buckle's Fallacies, which was the first writing of mine that ever appeared in print, and naturally bears many marks of immaturity in thought and style. It was partly because so many friends had expressed a desire to see it again that I decided to include it; partly also because it is to me associated with the beginnings of two of the most treasured friendships of my life, -- first with Herbert Spencer, and afterwards, through a somewhat longer but still unmistakable chain of causation, with yourself. Those noctes cœnœque Deum of the old times in London . . .

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