Collected Essays: Volume 3, Science and Education

Collected Essays: Volume 3, Science and Education

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Known as 'Darwin's Bulldog', the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) was a tireless supporter of the evolutionary theories of his friend Charles Darwin. Huxley also made his own significant scientific contributions, and he was influential in the development of science education despite having had only two years of formal schooling. He established his scientific reputation through experiments on aquatic life carried out during a voyage to Australia while working as an assistant surgeon in the Royal Navy; ultimately he became President of the Royal Society (1883-5). Throughout his life Huxley struggled with issues of faith, and he coined the term 'agnostic' to describe his beliefs. This nine-volume collection of Huxley's essays, which he edited and published in 1893-4, demonstrates the wide range of his intellectual interests. Volume 3 contains lectures and essays spanning thirty years of campaigning about the importance of science in more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139149229
  • 9781139149228

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Preface; 1. Joseph Priestley [1874]; 2. On the educational value of the natural history sciences [1854]; 3. Emancipation - black and white [1865]; 4. A liberal education; and where to find it [1868]; 5. Scientific education: notes of an after-dinner speech [1869]; 6. Science and culture [1880]; 7. On science and art in relation to education [1882]; 8. Universities: actual and ideal [1874]; 9. Address on university education [1876]; 10. On the study of biology [1876]; 11. On elementary instruction in physiology [1877]; 12. On medical education [1870]; 13. The state and the medical profession [1884]; 14. The connection of the biological sciences with medicine [1881]; 15. The school boards: what they can do, and what they may do [1870]; 16. Technical education [1877]; 17. Address on behalf of the national association for the promotion of technical education [1887].show more

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