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Man and his Dwelling Place
An Essay towards the Interpretation of Nature


  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108001236

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  • History remembers James Hinton as a successful surgeon and author of books and articles on physiology and ethics. A gifted thinker and communicator, Hinton was well placed to address the relationship between science and religion in an age when the two were pitted against each other. First published in 1859, the same year as the Origin of Species, Man and His Dwelling Place takes an ambitiously broad view of the human condition, addressing difficult topics from science, religion, philosophy and ethics. Hinton's arguments against outdated ways of thinking and his approach to human nature were revolutionary, and he took pains to address readers' doubts in a series of question-and-answer dialogues at the end of the book. Hinton's impassioned plea for a bolder spirit of enquiry to better interpret human existence assures this book an important place in the history of science and the understanding of Darwin's intellectual context.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108001236
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Of Science:
    1. The works of Science
    2. The laws of Nature
    3. The illustration from Astronomy
    4. Of Knowing
    5. Of Being. Part II. Of Philosophy:
    1. Of Man
    2. Of the World
    3. Of Idealism
    4. Of Scepticism
    5. Of Positivism
    6. Of Mysticism
    7. Of Negation
    Part III. Of Religion:
    1. Of Death
    2. Of Life
    3. Of Damnation
    4. Of Redemption
    5. Of Heaven
    6. Of the Religion of Nature
    7. Of Freewill
    8. Of the Self
    Part IV. Of Ethics: Of the facts of human life
    2. Of Illusion
    3. Of Reality
    4. Of Wrongness
    Part V. Dialogues:
    1. Dialogue 1
    2. Dialogue 2
    3. Dialogue 3
    4. Dialogue 4.

  • Author

    James Hinton

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