Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin

The Way of the Argument from Design

  • Authors
  • Stuart Peterfreund

Part of the Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters book series (19CMLL)

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Discusses crucial moments in the historical development of natural theology in England from the time of Francis Bacon to that of Charles Darwin. While the argument from design remains the rhetorical method of choice for natural theologians throughout the three centuries in question, the locus and object of design undergo a change.


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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-29168-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01527-3
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