Darwin’s place in the history of thought: A reevaluation

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (Supplement 1):10056-10060 (2009)
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Scholars have usually given Darwin’s theory a neo-Darwinian interpretation. A more careful examination of the language of Darwin’s notebooks and the language of the Origin of Species indicates that he reconstructed nature with a definite purpose: the final goal of man as a moral creature. In the aftermath of the Origin, Darwin, however, became more circumspect.

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