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DCP-LETT-7617

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Date:  
Classmark:  unknown
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7617

From John Morley   26 March 1871

Summary

Thanks for CD’s letter on his review of Descent in the Pall Mall Gazette [21 Mar 1871].

Author:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7628

From John Morley   30 March 1871

Summary

Questions CD’s attribution of a sense of beauty to animals and his use of natural selection to explain phenomena JM feels it more appropriate to describe as social selection.

Author:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 170, DAR 88: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7645

To John Morley   14 April [1871]

Summary

Comments on JM’s review of Descent, vol. 2 [Pall Mall Gaz. 13 (1871): 1358–9].

Mistake CD made "in speaking of greatest happiness as the foundation of morals" is unintelligible to CD. Discusses J. S. Mill’s view of moral feelings as natural. Discusses basis of conscience.

Glad to read remarks on hive-bees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Date:  14 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 410
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7685

From John Morley   17 April 1871

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Gratified that CD approves his analysis of CD’s views of moral sense. Does not think there is a fundamental difference between J. S. Mill (Utilitarianism [1863], p. 45) and CD.

His view of those who object to CD’s "new doctrine of the moral sense".

Author:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 71–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7691
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