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Science, Animals, and Evolution: Reflections on Some Unrealized Potentials of Biology and Medicine


reviewed by Martin Andic 1981

coverTitle: Science, Animals, and Evolution: Reflections on Some Unrealized Potentials of Biology and Medicine
Author(s): Catherine Roberts
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport
ISBN: 0313214794, Pages: , Year: 1980
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In his “Life of Milton,” Samuel Johnson writes of Socrates that it was his labour to turn philosophy from the study of nature to speculations upon life; hut the innovators whom I oppose are turning off attention from life to nature. They seem to think that WC are placed here to watch the growth of plants, or the motions of the tars. Socrates was rather of opinion, that what we had to learn was, how to do good, and avoid evil. . . . The first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong. Catherine Roberts makes this religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong her point of departure in her criticism of the methods and goals of contemporary biology and medicine, and at first sight it may appear that she is simply changing the subject from science to religion and morality. In fact, she is writing... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 1, 1981, p. 137-140
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 766, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 8:21:58 PM

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  • Martin Andic
    University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Martin Andic is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Harbor Campus. He is writing a book on Kierkegaard's theories of redoubling and reduplication.
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