Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume explores how Victorian philosophers, scientists, clergymen, and novelists debated the meaning of the new term 'altruism'. Including a reappraisal of Charles Darwin's ideas and insights into the rise of popular socialism, this study is highly relevant to contemporary debates about altruism, evolution, religion, and ethics.
Douglas Gunn's narratives may disturb and perplex your expectations of what language should be doing. They are meant to: Gunn has something else in mind for language. But stick with it. You'll soon find yourself listening to variations of structure that approximate the way a mind works, the way it
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: Penguin
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR “Fast-paced and excellently written…much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable.” —New York Times “Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis.” –The Wall Street Journal The breakup of the