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Darwin's Metaphor

Darwin's Metaphor

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  • Date Published: November 1985
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 1995
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521317429

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  • In this collection of closely interrelated essays, Robert Young emphasizes the scope of the nineteenth-century debate on 'man's place in nature' at the same time as he engages with the approaches of scholars who write about it. He is critical of the separation of the writing of history from writing about history, historiography, and of the separation of history from politics and ideology, then or now. Dr Young challenges fellow historians for reimposing the very disciplinary boundaries that the nineteenth-century debate showed were in the service of ideological forces in that culture. Rather, he proposes that the full weight of the contending forces should be made apparent and debated openly so that neither nineteenth-century nor contemporary issues about the role of science in culture should be treated in a narrow perspective.

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    • Date Published: November 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521317429
    • length: 361 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 154 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.495kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 1995
  • Author

    R. M. Young

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