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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Fiske   8 December [1874]

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Praises JF’s book [Cosmic philosophy (1874)].

Has long wished to understand H. Spencer but is not convinced by him and some others. CD cannot trust deduction from a starting principle, as his mind is so fixed by the inductive method.

Summary

Praises JF’s book [Cosmic philosophy (1874)].

Has long wished to understand H. Spencer but is not convinced by him and some others. CD cannot trust deduction from a starting principle, as his mind is so fixed by the inductive method.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9749
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Fiske
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 2 Down letterhead
Source of text
The Huntington Library (FK 1110–1112)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9749,” accessed on 22 October 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9749

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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