Darwin Loves You: Natural Selection and the Re-Enchantment of the World

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INDEX
adaptationism, 94–5, 187, 197–8. See also Lewontin, Richard
Agassiz, Louis, 115
agnosticism, 237
Albert, David, 262 n. 6
Allen, Grant, 188
altruism, 3–4, 3 n. 5, 11–2, 37, 47, 78–92 passim, 78 n. 10, 116, 212, 262–3
“amygdala,” 34, 71. See also Connolly, William
anarchism, Darwinian, 90–92
anthropocentrism, 152–3, 164, 265–8; and anthropomorphism, 250, 261, 266, 268–9
anthropodicy, 266, 270
anthropomorphism, 39, 149–50, 154, 166, 170–2, 181–2, 194–7, 219, 224, 226–7, 230, 245–8, 260–1; and anthropocentrism, 250, 261, 266, 268–9
Apologia pro vita sua (Newman), 107
Argyll, 8th Duke of (George Douglas Campbell), 175
Arnold, Matthew, 86, 208
Attridge, Derek, 16–7, 22, 68
Autobiography. See Darwin, Charles
Bagehot, Walter. See Physics and Politics
Balfour, Arthur, 130–1, 135, 145, 175. See also The Foundations of Belief
Barnes, Barry, 9
Bateson, Gregory, 136 n. 5
Beagle, 52, 133, 136, 138–45, 147, 154–5, 158, 208, 215, 224
Behe, Michael J., 265 n. 9
Beer, Gillian, 31 n. 43, 138, 140–1, 176, 178, 193, 203–4, 233
“Belfast Address” (Tyndall) 213. See also, Tyndall, John
The Bell Curve (Herrnstein and Murray), 14, 106
Bennett, Jane, 32, 41, 135, 248; on disenchantment, 37, 258; on enchantment, 35–7, 69–70, 205, 238, 253; on ethics, 254; and meaning, 43–4; on “tragic complexity” of world, 25; and transformation, 42. See also The Enchantment of Modern Life
Benton, Ted, 75
Bernard, Claude, 228
“A Biographical Sketch of an Infant” (Darwin). See Darwin, Charles
Blake, William, 223
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Pinker), 98–9. See also Pinker, Steven
The Blind Watchmaker (Dawkins), 104. See also Dawkins, Richard
Bordieu, Pierre, 46 n. 2
Bowlby, John, 158, 239
Bowler, Peter, 75, 207
Bridgewater Treatises, 24
Brown, Andrew, 262 n. 7
Brown, Callum, 253
Browne, Janet, 14, 57, 172, 182, 227, 272
Burkhardt, Frederick, 191
Buss, David, 55 n. 22, 122
Butler, Samuel, 5, 264–8. See also Unconscious Memory
Butts, Robert E., 117 n. 17
Camus, Albert, 53
Carlyle, Thomas, 118, 146, 203
Carpenter, William Benjamin, 271
cause; final 58; secondary, 223, 244
Chambers, Robert, 15–6, 18. See also Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation chance; and Darwin, 263–4; and meaning, 5, 180–1; and religion, 136–7, 138 n. 7, 163–4, 235. See also stochastic process
Charpak, George, 252
Clifford, William Kingdon, 1, 34–5, 35 n. 49, 71, 99, 101
Cobbe, Frances, 208 n. 4
Coffin, Andrew, 256
Comte, Auguste, 32, 97, 116, 119, 122. See also Positivism

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xxv
  • Chapter 1 - Secular Re-Enchantment 1
  • Chapter 2 - The Disenchanting Darwin 45
  • Chapter 3 - Using Darwin 73
  • Chapter 4 - Amodern Use Sociobiology 93
  • Chapter 5 - Darwin and Pain: Why Science Made Shakespeare Nauseating 129
  • Chapter 6 - “and If It Be a Pretty Woman All the Better” Darwin and Sexual Selection 169
  • Chapter 7 - A Kinder, Gentler, Darwin 202
  • Epilogue: What Does It Mean? 252
  • Notes 275
  • Index 297
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