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To Bartholomäus von Carneri   28 July 1877

July 28. 77.

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your kind and courteous letter. From what I have observed in various periodicals I can see that the discussion of the Philosophy of Evolution is at present very important. In the course of a few days I will read what you have been so kind as to point out to me with reference to instinct.1

I remain, with much respect | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin.

Footnotes

Carneri’s letter has not been found. Carneri had previously sent CD copies of his works on morality, psychology, and Darwinism (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter to Bartholomäus von Carneri, 17 April [1871], and Correspondence vol. 24, letter to Bartholomäus von Carneri, 22 April 1876). Carneri was probably working on his Grundlegung der Ethik (Foundation of ethics, Carneri [1880]; see letter from Bartholomäus von Carneri, 30 October 1880 (Calendar no. 12784).

Bibliography

Calendar: A calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821–1882. With supplement. 2d edition. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1994.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

Thanks BvC for his letter and will read the references concerning instinct.

"I can see that the discussion of the Philosophy of Evolution is at present very important."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11077F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Bartholomäus von Carneri
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Handschriftensammlung (Kryptonachlass of von Carneri)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11077F,” accessed on 17 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11077F.xml

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