Did My Genes Make Me Do It?: And Other Philosophical Dilemmas

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On this fascinating journey, navigating the borders where science and philosophy meet, Avrum Stroll addresses the major dilemmas that have perplexed humanity since the dawn of reason.

His persuasive narrative explores the marvels of modern research, from organ transplants to string theory, explaining why neither science, nor philosophy, nor even religion, can provide the answers to life's greatest questions. From Plato to Pinker, from metaphysics to microwaves, this wide-ranging...

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Overview

On this fascinating journey, navigating the borders where science and philosophy meet, Avrum Stroll addresses the major dilemmas that have perplexed humanity since the dawn of reason.

His persuasive narrative explores the marvels of modern research, from organ transplants to string theory, explaining why neither science, nor philosophy, nor even religion, can provide the answers to life's greatest questions. From Plato to Pinker, from metaphysics to microwaves, this wide-ranging account is peppered with illuminating examples and insights, making a wealth of scientific and philosophical arguments accessible to readers of all levels and backgrounds.

Did My Genes Make Me Do It? will open up new vistas of thought to all those seeking to know more about life's mysteries and the wonders of our universe.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781851683406
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1 Is science the answer? 1
2 Is there life after death? 41
3 Does God exist? 80
4 Did my genes make me do it? 124
5 Where did the universe come from? 172
Glossary 222
Bibliography 230
Index 235
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