Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy / Edition 2

Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy / Edition 2

by Michael Ruse
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573922420

ISBN-13: 9781573922425

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Prometheus Books

First published a decade ago, Michael Ruse's Taking Darwin Seriously established itself as one of the most important works on evolutionary naturalism since Darwin's own Origin of Species in 1859. Updated with a new preface and final chapter, this timely volume challenges the threadworn arguments as well as the new claims of creationism seeping into mainstream

Overview

First published a decade ago, Michael Ruse's Taking Darwin Seriously established itself as one of the most important works on evolutionary naturalism since Darwin's own Origin of Species in 1859. Updated with a new preface and final chapter, this timely volume challenges the threadworn arguments as well as the new claims of creationism seeping into mainstream education, science, and philosophy, and reestablishes solid arguments supporting the science of Charles Darwin.

Applying evolutionary biology to traditional philosophical problems, this volume establishes a naturalistic approach to our understanding of life's major problems. Ruse argues thoughtfully that to understand the problems of knowledge (epistemology) and of moral thought and behavior (ethics), we must know that we are the end-products of the natural process of evolution rather than the special creation of a supernatural god. At the same time, he warns evolutionists who would fashion an atheistic secular religion from their science.

Written in an easy style to interest the professional and the general reader, this book is a pillar of philosophy intended as a direct challenge to all those who would push creationism as a credible alternative to scientific evolution in public schools, universities, and as a general theory of public consumption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573922425
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
323
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.74(d)

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