Article ID: CBB001500031

“The art itself is nature”: Darwin, Domestic Varieties and the Scientific Revolution (2014)


Inkpen, S. Andrew (Author)

Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Volume: 38, no. 3-4
Issue: 3 - 4
Pages: 246-256

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Part of the Special issue on Charles Darwin and Scientific Revolutions.
Language: English

Common to both the scientific and Darwinian revolutions were discussions challenging the distinction between art and nature. Was art a part of nature? Could art be used as a model for nature? This intellectual congruence, however, is more than just nominal. Charles Darwin and Asa Gray, for example, were well-aware of the 17th century debates which preceded them through the works of such revered English writers as William Shakespeare and Thomas Browne. Furthermore, they used their understandings of these debates to inform and express their own thinking about the relation between artificial and natural selection.

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Authors & Contributors
Ruse, Michael
Murphy, Olivia
Robert Ready
Michael Dee
Lipking, Lawrence
Thorvaldsen, Steinar
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Science and Education
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Journal of the History of Biology
Filosofia e História da Biologia
Kent State University
Drew University
Prometheus Books
Johns Hopkins University Press
Cornell University Press
Natural selection
Philosophy of science
Science and culture
Revolutions in science
Science and religion
Darwin, Charles Robert
Gray, Asa
Newton, Isaac
Milton, John
Wordsworth, William
Whewell, William
Time Periods
19th century
17th century
Great Britain
United States

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