The author’s writings on the philosophical implications of evolution, praised by Charles Darwin himself, were also influenced by Herbert Spencer. This 1897 collection, which the London Academy said “may be not unfairly designated the most important contribution yet made by America to philosophical literature,” includes fifteen brilliant essays.
About the Author
John Fiske (1842–1901) was an American philosopher and historian. He began his writing career in 1861, contributing regularly to American and British periodicals. He wrote many books and essays on the philosophical interpretation of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and was a popular lecturer on the topic as well as on American history.