Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin Hardback

The Way of the Argument from Design

by Stuart Peterfreund;


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Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin

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Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin discusses important changes that took place in the argument from design, the staple rhetorical formation of natural theology, during the period from Francis Bacon (1561-1626) to Charles Darwin (1809-82). After a discussion of the circumstances under which Bacon came to be the first to use the term natural theology in English, the book shows that the object of design undergoes a shift. For Bacon, the object of design is the creature. For Robert Boyle and those following his lead, the object of design is the mechanism. For Isaac Newton and those following him, the object of design is the nested system. For William Paley and the writers of the Bridgewater Treatises, the object of design is the system more generally. And for Darwin, the object of design is interactive systems.

Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin by Stuart Peterfreund was published by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2012. The ISBN for Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin is 9780230108844.

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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (August 2012)
Weight380g
Number of Pages212
Thickness17 mm
Height222 mm
Width143 mm
ISBN9780230108844
ISBN-100230108849
Product Code4024517
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