Evolution as a Religion / Edition 2

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According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philosophers, Midgley exposes the illogical logic of poor doctrines that shelter themselves behind the prestige of science. Always at home when taking on the high priests of evolutionary theory - Dawkins, Wilson and their acolytes - she has famously described evolution as 'the creation-myth of our age'. In Evolution as a Religion, she examines how science comes to be used as a substitute for religion and points out how badly that role distorts it. As ever, her argument is flawlessly insightful: a punchy, compelling, lively indictment of these misuses of science. Both the book and its author are true classics of our time.

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Editorial Reviews

John Banville
Midgley is one of the most acute and penetrating voices in current moral philosophy. Her great gift is clarity, both of thought and, especially, of expression. . To follow her reasoning . is like watching a ballet dancer walking in the street: there is a litheness, a gracefulness, an ease of articulation, which attests to years of learning lightly worn.
New York Times Book Review
A graceful, refreshing and enlightening book, applied philosophy that is relevant, timely and metaphysical in the best sense.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415278324
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Midgley (1919 - ). A philosopher with a special interest in ethics, human nature and science, Mary Midgley has a widespread international following for her work. Her latest book is Science and Poetry.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction to the Routledge Classics Edition
1 Evolutionary Dramas 1
2 Do Science and Religion Compete? 11
3 Demarcation Disputes 22
4 The Irresistible Escalator 33
5 Choosing a World 40
6 The Problem of Direction 54
7 Scientist and Superscientist 64
8 Dazzling Prospects 76
9 Black Holes: Jacques Monod and the Isolation of 'Science' 86
10 Freedom and the Monte Carlo Drama 95
11 Scientific Education and Human Transience 104
12 Mixed Antitheses 112
13 Science, Scepticism and Awe 122
14 The Service of Self and the Service of Kali 134
15 Who or What is Selfish? 143
16 Dreaming and Waking 155
17 The Limits of Individualism 163
18 The Vulnerable World and Its Claims on Us 174
Notes 192
Index 201
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