Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–82)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-Q022-1
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List of works

  • Darwin, C. (1845) Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, London: John Murray.

    (A semi-popular account of the voyage, frequently reprinted.)

  • Darwin, C. (1859) On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, London: John Murray.

    (Darwin’s main work on evolution; the much-revised sixth edition of 1872 is the one most frequently reprinted.)

  • Darwin, C. (1871) The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, London: John Murray, 2 vols; repr. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.

    (Darwin’s main work on human origins, with a long account of sexual selection and an attempt to apply that theory to explain human characteristics.)

References and further reading

  • Bowler, P. (1984) Evolution: The History of an Idea, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press; revised edn 1989.

    (General survey of the history of evolutionism, with extensive bibliography.)

  • Bowler, P (1988) The Non-Darwinian Revolution: Reinterpreting a Historical Myth, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    (A reassessment of Darwin’s impact on nineteenth-century thought.)

  • Bowler, P (1990) Charles Darwin: The Man and his Influence, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (Biography and assessment of Darwin’s influence.)

  • Desmond, A. and Moore, J. (1991) Darwin, London: Micheal Joseph.

    (Massive biography stressing the social context of Darwin’s thought.)

  • Ghiselin, M. (1969) The Triumph of the Darwinian Method, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    (Detailed account of Darwin’s scientific work.)

  • Kohn, D. (1985) The Darwinian Heritage, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (Major compilation of Darwin scholarship.)

  • Richards, R. (1987) Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (The evolution of mental powers according to Darwin and later writers.)

  • Young, R. (1985) Darwin’s Metaphor: Nature’s Place in Victorian Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Essays on the social context of Darwinism.)

Citing this article:
Bowler, Peter J.. Bibliography. Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–82), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-Q022-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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