TRA TEOLOGIA NATURALE ED EVOLUZIONISMO. A PROPOSITO DI BADEN POWELL A PARTIRE DA UNA RECENTE MONOGRAFIA

Federico Morganti

Abstract


In the following note I address the figure of the British theologian and mathematician Baden Powell (1796-1860), by drawing on an important monograph by Prof. Pietro Corsi recently published in Italian. Powell’s work responded to a cultural strategy of assimilation of philosophical and scientific novelties within a fundamentally conservative view of society. Here, I provide a brief sketch of Powell’s attempt to rethink natural theology in the light of the latest scientific hypotheses, including those regarding the evolution of living beings

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