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Samuel Butler

(1835—1902) writer and artist


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(1835–1902)

English writer and critic. An unsystematic thinker who spent much time discussing and attacking Darwin's view of evolution, Butler is remembered philosophically mainly for Erewhon (1901), a satire of ethics in which the hero visits a country where values are inverted: for instance, sickness is a crime, but crime treated merely as a sickness.

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