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" Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection. "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

Alfred R. Mele William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Piers Rawling Associate Professor of Philosophy both at Florida State University - Reference - 2003 - 496 pages
...organisms, or species. Darwin (1859, 489) concludes The Origin of Species with this optimistic argument: "And as natural selection works solely by and for...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." According to Sober's interpretation, Darwin is arguing that since selection maximizes individual fitness,...
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Nietzsche's New Darwinism

John Richardson Professor of Philosophy New York University - Philosophy - 2004 - 300 pages
Nietzsche wrote in a scientific culture transformed by Darwin. He read extensively in German and British Darwinists, and his own works dealt often with such obvious Darwinian ...
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A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought

Stephen Kern - History - 2009 - 448 pages
This pioneering work is the first to trace how our understanding of the causes of human behavior has changed radically over the course of European and American cultural history ...
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The Evolution of Darwinism: Selection, Adaptation and Progress in ...

Timothy Shanahan - Philosophy - 2004 - 342 pages
...characterizing living things. On this all evolutionists agree. Darwin maintained again and again that "natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being" (Darwin 1859, p. 489; 1959, p. 758). But there are many "beings" involved in the evolutionary process....
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The Indelible Stamp: The Evolution of an Idea

Charles Darwin - Science - 2005 - 1260 pages
...the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and...towards perfection. It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - Philosophy - 2005 - 436 pages
...some few beings which lived long before the first Silurian age, they seem to me to become ennobled. And as natural selection works solely by and for the...towards perfection. It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, insects...
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The Metaphysics of Apes: Negotiating the Animal-Human Boundary

Raymond Corbey - Science - 2005 - 227 pages
...speaks of progress and human worthiness. On the last two pages of Origin of Species, it is stated that "[as] natural selection works solely by and for the...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection," and the book ends with the remark that "there is grandeur in this view of life" (Darwin 1859: 489,...
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Der Begriff der Seele in der Philosophiegeschichte

Hans-Dieter Klein - Philosophy - 2005 - 292 pages
...matter by the Creator" an. Sem Deismus macht für ihn plausibel: „Natural selection works solely ... for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." On the Origin ofSpecies, Cambridge 1964, 489f. In seiner Theorie nimmt er jedoch keinerlei gerichteten...
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The Evolution of Future Consciousness: The Nature and Historical Development ...

Thomas Lombardo, Ph.D. - Education - 2006
...being, not even my own. There is no being. " Johan Fichte "Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection." Charles Darwin In this final section of the chapter I describe the development...
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Norms in Human Development

Leslie Smith, Jacques Vonèche - Psychology - 2006
...broken, and that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection. (Darwin, 1859, p. 373) This text is interesting in many different ways. First, it...
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