Evolution and the Big Questions: Sex, Race, Religion, and Other Matters / Edition 1

Evolution and the Big Questions: Sex, Race, Religion, and Other Matters / Edition 1

by David N. Stamos
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405149035

ISBN-13: 9781405149037

Pub. Date: 03/14/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This provocative text considers whether evolutionary explanations can be used to clarify some of life’s biggest questions.

  • Examines topics of race, sex, gender, the nature of language, religion, ethics, knowledge, consciousness and ultimately, the meaning of life
  • Each chapter presents a main topic, together with discussion of related ideas and

…  See more details below

Overview

This provocative text considers whether evolutionary explanations can be used to clarify some of life’s biggest questions.

  • Examines topics of race, sex, gender, the nature of language, religion, ethics, knowledge, consciousness and ultimately, the meaning of life
  • Each chapter presents a main topic, together with discussion of related ideas and arguments from various perspectives
  • Addresses questions such as: Did evolution make men and women fundamentally different? Is the concept of race merely a social construction? Is morality, including universal human rights, a mass delusion? Can religion and evolution really be harmonized? Does evolution render life meaningless?
  • Written in a clear and informative style, with helpful references for further reading and research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405149037
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Evolution and Knowledge.

2. Evolution and Consciousness.

3. Evolution and Language.

4. Evolution and Sex.

5. Evolution and Feminism.

6. Evolution and Race.

7. Evolution and Ethics.

8. Evolution and Religion.

9. Evolution and the Meaning of Life.

Appendix: Common Misconceptions About Evolution.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >