Purpose in the Living World?: Creation and Emergent Evolution

Purpose in the Living World?: Creation and Emergent Evolution

by Jacob Klapwijk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521493404

ISBN-13: 9780521493406

Pub. Date: 12/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jacob Klapwijk considers the stark choice many believers and non-believers face between religious notions concerning the origins of life and the contemporary findings of evolutionary science. He offers an alternative to both and an attempt to bridge the gap between them, via the idea of ‘emergent evolution’.

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Jacob Klapwijk considers the stark choice many believers and non-believers face between religious notions concerning the origins of life and the contemporary findings of evolutionary science. He offers an alternative to both and an attempt to bridge the gap between them, via the idea of ‘emergent evolution’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521493406
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Does life on Earth have a purpose?; 2. Creationism, intelligent design, and Augustine's idea of time; 3. Darwin, neo-Darwinism and the naturalistic continuity claim; 4. Miller's pre-biotic broth and the premises of evolutionism; 5. A cold shudder along Darwin's back; 6. The emergence theory of Morgan and Alexander; 7. Luctor et emergo: what is emergent evolution?; 8. Towards a general theory of emergent evolution; 9. Hominization and the philosophy of mind; 10. Augustinian faith and evolutionary science; 11. The organism is a whole. The world is a habitat; 12. The slumbering temptation of essentialism; 13. Questions surrounding the emergence process; 14. Enkapsis in nature. Is there an omega point?; Bibliography; Index.

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