Human Nature after Darwin: A Philosophical Introduction

Human Nature after Darwin: A Philosophical Introduction

by Janet Radcliffe Richards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041521243X

ISBN-13: 9780415212434

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Human Nature After Darwin is an original investigation of the implications of Darwinism for our understanding of ourselves and our situation. It casts new light on current Darwinian controversies, also providing an introduction to philosophical reasoning and a range of philosophical problems.
Janet Radcliffe Richards claims that many current battles about

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Human Nature After Darwin is an original investigation of the implications of Darwinism for our understanding of ourselves and our situation. It casts new light on current Darwinian controversies, also providing an introduction to philosophical reasoning and a range of philosophical problems.
Janet Radcliffe Richards claims that many current battles about Darwinism are based on mistaken assumptions about the implications of the rival views. Her analysis of these implications provides a much-needed guide to the fundamentals of Darwinism and the so-called Darwin wars, as well as providing a set of philosophical techniques relevant to wide areas of moral and political debate.
The lucid presentation makes the book an ideal introduction to both philosophy and Darwinism as well as a substantive contribution to topics of intense current controversy. It will be of interest to students of philosophy, science and the social sciences, and critical thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212434
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Philosophy and the Human Situation Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction
1. The theory 2. The sceptics 3. Internecine strife 4. Implications and conditionals 5. Biology as destiny 6. Blameless puppets 7. Selfish genes and moral animals 8. The end of ethics 9. Onwards and upwards 10. The real differences
Notes Answers to exercises Revision questions Answers to revision questions Suggestions for further reading Bibliography Index

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