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The invention of altruism : making moral meanings in Victorian Britain, by Thomas Dixon

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The invention of altruism : making moral meanings in Victorian Britain
Title
The invention of altruism
Title remainder
making moral meanings in Victorian Britain
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Dixon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Invention of Altruism, Thomas Dixon traces this new language of 'altruism' as it spread through British culture between the 1850s and the 1900s, and in doing so provides a new portrait of Victorian moral thought." "Drawing attention to the importance of Comtean positivism in setting the agenda for debates about science and religion, this volume challenges received ideas about both Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer as moral philosophers. This wide-ranging study in the history of ideas is highly relevant to contemporary debates about altruism, evolution, religion, and ethics."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dixon, Thomas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1474
LC item number
.D59 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Ethics
Label
The invention of altruism : making moral meanings in Victorian Britain, by Thomas Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Making Moral Meanings.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Encounters with Positivism.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Death and Immortality.
  • p. 90
  • 4.
  • Darwinian Conscience.
  • p. 129
  • 5.
  • Herbert Spencer, The Radical.
  • p. 181
  • 6.
  • Poverty and the Ideal Self.
  • p. 222
  • 7.
  • Motherhood and the Ascent of Man.
  • p. 273
  • 8.
  • Egomania.
  • p. 321
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 375
  • Index.
  • p. 407
Control code
ocn214305866
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 420 p.
Isbn
9780197264263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The invention of altruism : making moral meanings in Victorian Britain, by Thomas Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Making Moral Meanings.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Encounters with Positivism.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Death and Immortality.
  • p. 90
  • 4.
  • Darwinian Conscience.
  • p. 129
  • 5.
  • Herbert Spencer, The Radical.
  • p. 181
  • 6.
  • Poverty and the Ideal Self.
  • p. 222
  • 7.
  • Motherhood and the Ascent of Man.
  • p. 273
  • 8.
  • Egomania.
  • p. 321
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 375
  • Index.
  • p. 407
Control code
ocn214305866
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 420 p.
Isbn
9780197264263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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