Darwin’s /Origin of Species/ is one of the most important books in science and still provides the foundation for contemporary biology. Seminar participants will examine parts of chapters 3 and 4 of the “Origin” and the last chapter. These will furnish a good idea of the character of the theory. Participants will discuss how Darwin’s original conception, despite its foundational character, yet differs from contemporary evolutionary theory in important ways.
Seminar led by Robert Richards, University of Chicago