Charles Darwin and John Herschel

Authors

  • B. Warner Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa.

Abstract

The influence of John Herschel on the philosophical thoughts
of Charles Darwin, both through the former's book, Natural
Philosophy, and through their meeting in 1836 at the Cape of Good
Hope, is discussed. With Herschel having himself speculated on
evolution just a few months before he met Darwin, it is probable that
he stimulated at least the beginnings of the latter's lifelong work on
the subject.

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Published

2010-02-02

How to Cite

Warner, B. (2010). Charles Darwin and John Herschel. South African Journal of Science, 105(11/12), 432–439. Retrieved from https://sajs.co.za/article/view/10228