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The Resource Defining Darwin : essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse

Defining Darwin : essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse

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Defining Darwin : essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology
Title
Defining Darwin
Title remainder
essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ruse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses the influence of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution on the field of science as well as its cultural influences, and challenges the origins and methods of Darwin's research
  • "In this collection of his essays on Darwin and Darwinism, Michael Ruse reevaluates the legacy of Darwin for our time. How good a scientist was Charles Darwin? How original was he? Did he get his ideas from others, and if so, should that be considered stealing? Have his ideas truly endured? What of Darwin's cultural influence-in literature, for example?And what about the religious dimensions? Is Darwinism, as many today argue, really an atheistic theory? Is it impossible to be both a Darwinian and a Christian? Ruse tackles these questions and more in Defining Darwin: Essays on the History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology." "This collection gives new insights into the coming of evolutionary ideas as well as the importance of Darwinism for our age. Ruse, never fitting comfortably into conventional categories - an evolutionist who worries about its ideology, an atheist who shows surprising sympathy for religion, a moralist who thinks that ethics is an illusion of the genes - offers an overview of the main points of debate and disagreement. With valuable introductory comments to his array of essays, this is surely a work that anyone who is interested in Darwin and his legacy will want to read."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruse, Michael
Dewey number
576.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH361
LC item number
.R8736 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
Label
Defining Darwin : essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III.
  • The middle years:
  • Adaptive landscapes and dynamic equilibrium: the Spencerian contribution to twentieth-century American evolutionary biology
  • Julian Huxley and George Gaylord Simpson on evolution and ethics
  • Evolution and the novel
  • Part IV.
  • The later years:
  • Evo-devo: A new evolutionary paradigm?
  • Darwinism explains religion (?)
  • Evolution as religion: are the Creationists right?
  • Part I.
  • Darwin's great work:
  • On the Origin of species
  • Part II.
  • The early years:
  • Kant and evolution
  • Darwinism and Mechanism
  • Kicking against the Pricks: Alfred Russel Wallace the Rebel
Control code
262889596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781591027256
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)262889596
Label
Defining Darwin : essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III.
  • The middle years:
  • Adaptive landscapes and dynamic equilibrium: the Spencerian contribution to twentieth-century American evolutionary biology
  • Julian Huxley and George Gaylord Simpson on evolution and ethics
  • Evolution and the novel
  • Part IV.
  • The later years:
  • Evo-devo: A new evolutionary paradigm?
  • Darwinism explains religion (?)
  • Evolution as religion: are the Creationists right?
  • Part I.
  • Darwin's great work:
  • On the Origin of species
  • Part II.
  • The early years:
  • Kant and evolution
  • Darwinism and Mechanism
  • Kicking against the Pricks: Alfred Russel Wallace the Rebel
Control code
262889596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781591027256
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)262889596

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