Essays on Life, Art and Science by Samuel Butler is a collection of various essays and lectures giving us a peek into author's brilliant mind. Along with presenting his own theories, Butler also discusses those of other renowned scientists such as Darwin. An insightful comparative study on topics profoundly affecting the human race, this anthology will open your mind to new ideas. Recognized as a top-notch scholar with widely ranging interests and an encyclopedic knowledge of an array of academic disciplines, Samuel Butler contributed meaningfully to late nineteenth-century research in a number of fields. This volume collects some of his most important lectures and essays, a number of which have since been enshrined as important early works in disciplines as diverse as microbiology and the philosophy of language.