Free Will and the Human Sciences in Britain, 1870-1910

Author Smith, Roger
Year 2013
Publisher London: Pickering & Chatto
Number of pages 256
ISBN 9781848933590


Publisher's Note: Smith takes an in-depth look at the problem of free will through the prism of different disciplines. Physiology, psychology, philosophy, evolutionary theory, ethics, history and sociology all played a part in the debates that took place. His subtly nuanced navigation through these arguments has much to contribute both to our understanding of Victorian and Edwardian science and culture, as well as having relevance to current debates on the role of genes in determining behaviour.