The “Moral Anatomy” of Robert Knox: The interplay between biological and social thought in Victorian scientific naturalism

  title={The “Moral Anatomy” of Robert Knox: The interplay between biological and social thought in Victorian scientific naturalism},
  author={Eric Richards},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • E. Richards
  • Published 1989
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
ConclusionHistorians are now generally agreed that the Darwinian recognition and institutionalization of the polygenist position was more than merely nominal.194 Wallace, Vogt, and Huxley had led the way, and we may add Galton (1869) to the list of those leading Darwinians who incorporated a good deal of polygenist thinking into their interpretions of human history and racial differences.195 Eventually “Mr. Darwin himself,” as Hunt had suggested he might, consolidated the Darwinian endorsement… 
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