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Cameron Shingleton

Cameron Shingleton reviews 'Evolution in the Antipodes: Charles Darwin and Australia' by Tom Frame

May 2009, no. 311 01 May 2009
‘The tension between religion and intellectual knowledge definitely comes to the fore,’ says Max Weber, ‘wherever rational empirical knowledge has consistently worked through to the disenchantment of the world and its transformation into a causal mechanism.’ Darwinism, or so one version of the history of modern culture goes, is the culmination of the process of disenchantment, the last ste ... (read more)