Beliefs and Biology

Theories of Life and Living

  • Jennifer Trusted

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jennifer Trusted
    Pages 38-52
  3. Jennifer Trusted
    Pages 53-74
  4. Jennifer Trusted
    Pages 75-99
  5. Jennifer Trusted
    Pages 100-122
  6. Jennifer Trusted
    Pages 123-148
  7. Jennifer Trusted
    Pages 178-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 190-212

About this book


`...interesting, instructive and eminently readable.' - Mary J. Seller, The Expository Times The book shows how development in the biological sciences has been influenced by ethical, religious, social and philosophical assumptions as to the nature of life and mankind's place in the world. These beliefs have been presupposed in experimental investigations as well as in biological theories. The book is not intended as a comprehensive history of biology, rather some of that history is used as evidence of external influences. To this end there are accounts of past investigations (from the time of Aristotle to the present day).

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Trusted
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Exeter UniversityUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityUK

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