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Film – Erasmus Darwin, Social Philosopher

Desmond King-Hele considers the philosophical ideas of Dr Erasmus Darwin, some which were unconventional even in the Enlightened eighteenth century. This film explores Darwin’s writings which detail his views on evolutionary theory, the slave trade and female education.



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