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Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The Way of the Argument from Design

Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The Way of the Argument from Design (Hardback)

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Discusses crucial moments in the historical development of natural theology in England from the time of Francis Bacon to that of Charles Darwin. While the argument from design remains the rhetorical method of choice for natural theologians throughout the three centuries in question, the locus and object of design undergo a change.

Stuart Peterfreund is a professor of English at Northeastern University. He is the author of William Blake in a Newtonian World: Argument as Art Argument as Science, and Shelley among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language.

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