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BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2015

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Two controversial elaborations of evolutionary theory open this issue of BJHS.  Sarah A. Swenson, joint winner of the 2014 Singer prize, sets out the early work of Neo-Darwinian W. D. Hamilton, and the development of his anti-altruist account of mutual aid, amidst cold war politics.  Reaching back to the inter-war period, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 December 9th, 2015|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2015

BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2015

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Waddling into Autumn 2015, the third issue of BJHS for 2015 opens with Natalie Lawrence’s account of how early-modern naturalists fitted the dodo into contemporary systems of taxonomy. Dodos are somehow inherently intriguing, but this paper makes a more general contribution to the history of science by showing how the emblematic and the [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:23+00:00 August 19th, 2015|BJHS Preview, News|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2015

BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2015

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Issue 2 for 2015 has a bit of a Georgian theme to it, with no less than three papers based in the period of the savant-turned-madman king.  Two of these, moreover, focus on technics as moral tools within the era.  Florence Grant considers the manipulation of moral subjectivity in the young [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:38+00:00 June 19th, 2015|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2015