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November 2014

Lucas McGranahan: "Darwinism and Pragmatism: William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation"

November 20, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Free

Lucas McGranahan: "Darwinism and Pragmatism: William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation" Thursday November 20, 2:00 – 3:45 pm Crown 208, UC Santa Cruz Abstract William James presages twentieth-century Neo-Darwinism in his physiological approach to mental life, his early repudiation of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, and his creative extension of the concepts of variation and selection to a variety of non-biological domains. Indeed, James was the first ‘double-barreled’ Darwinian psychologist in that he was the first to explain individual learning…

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