Lecture Notes 7

Lecture Notes 7

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Unformatted text preview: aspects of English society: –  1832: Reform Act – extension of franchise –  1833: abolition of slavery –   [email protected]7<A>31B32[email protected]/1B –  1837: Victoria crowned –  1839: Chartism – demand for universal suffrage 22 Great Char st Mee ng, London 1848 Bristol Riot, 1831 23 Char st Riot Evolution and Society, 1800-1840 Only by appreciating the wider connotations of evolution in society in the early-1830s, can we appreciate why Lyell and others struggled so hard to “hold the line” of naturalistic approaches to the study of origins, asserting that: –  geological ages come and go naturalistically –  species come and go naturalistically –  "544(%@234/2)')./&30%#)%3).#,5$).'4(%@234 origin of humankind, is a subject “beyond the reach of our philosophical inquiries” 24 Lyell on Lamarck "If I had stated... the possibility of the introduction or origination of fresh species being a natural, in contradistinction to a miraculous process, I should have raised a host of prejudices against me, which are unfortunately opposed at every step to any philosopher who attempts to address the public on these mysterious...
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