Life and Habit
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Life and Habit

By Samuel Butler
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Published in 1878, this is the first book in which Butler attacks Darwinism, and sets out an alternative, neo-Lamarckian theory which explores the role of memory in shaping organisms. Butler initially wrote the book as a tribute and complement to Darwin's theory. Darwin chose to ignore the attack, but Butler continued to challenge the scientific establishment with three additional books.

Table of Contents
  • Life and Habit
  • PREFACE.
  • AUTHOR’S PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • CHAPTER I. ON CERTAIN ACQUIRED HABITS.
  • CHAPTER II. CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS KNOWERS—THE LAW AND GRACE.
  • CHAPTER III. APPLICATION OF FOREGOING CHAPTERS TO CERTAIN HABITS ACQUIRED AFTER BIRTH WHICH ARE COMMONLY CONSIDERED INSTINCTIVE.
  • CHAPTER IV. APPLICATION OF THE FOREGOING PRINCIPLES TO ACTIONS AND HABITS ACQUIRED BEFORE BIRTH.
  • CHAPTER V. PERSONAL IDENTITY.
  • CHAPTER VI. PERSONAL IDENTITY—(continued).
  • CHAPTER VII. OUR SUBORDINATE PERSONALITIES.
  • CHAPTER VIII. APPLICATION OF THE FOREGOING CHAPTERS—THE ASSIMILATION OF OUTSIDE MATTER.
  • CHAPTER IX. ON THE ABEYANCE OF MEMORY.
  • CHAPTER X. WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT TO FIND IF DIFFERENTIATIONS OF STRUCTURE AND INSTINCT ARE MAINLY DUE TO MEMORY.
  • CHAPTER XI. INSTINCT AS INHERITED MEMORY.
  • CHAPTER XII. INSTINCTS OF NEUTER INSECTS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. LAMARCK AND MR. DARWIN.
  • CHAPTER XIV. MR. MIVART AND MR. DARWIN.
  • CHAPTER XV. CONCLUDING REMARKS.
  • APPENDIX AUTHOR’S ADDENDA
    • I See Page 13
    • II See Page 18
    • III See Page 25
    • IV. See Page 239
  • FOOTNOTES
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