Tag: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
Remembering Paul Johnson’s Assessment of Darwin
The reviewers that insist this work is “ludicrous,” a “smear,” or a “hatchet job” are wrong; it is none of these.
Aeschliman: The Charles Darwin/John Brown Connection
The year 1859, when Darwin changed the course of science and when John Brown rebelled and died, was a profound historical turning point.
Recognizing the “Transformative” Impact of Barzun’s Darwin, Marx, Wagner, Eighty Years Later
Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
#10 Story of 2020: Farewell to Gertrude Himmelfarb
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.