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Studies in the psychology of sex, volume 4 (of 6)


STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME IV
Sexual Selection In Man
I. Touch. Ii. Smell. Iii. Hearing. Iv. Vision.
By HAVELOCK ELLIS
1927
PREFACE.
As in many other of these _Studies_, and perhaps more
than in most, the
task attempted in the present volume is mainly of a
tentative and
preliminary character. There is here little scope yet
for the presentation
of definite scientific results. However it may be in the
physical
universe, in the cosmos of science our knowledge must be
nebulous before
it constellates into definitely measurable shapes, and
nothing is gained
by attempting to anticipate the evolutionary process.
Thus it is that
here, for the most part, we have to content ourselves at
present with the
task of mapping out the field in broad and general
outlines, bringing
together the facts and considerations which indicate the
direction in
which more extended and precise results will in the
future be probably
found.
In his famous _Descent of Man_, wherein he first set
forth the doctrine of
sexual selection, Darwin injured an essentially sound
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