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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Human Evolution & Anthropology

Beyond Evolution Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

By: Anthony O'Hear
230 pages, no illustrations
Beyond Evolution
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  • Beyond Evolution ISBN: 9780198250043 Paperback Jul 1999 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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  • Beyond Evolution ISBN: 9780198242543 Hardback Oct 1997 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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About this book

Argues that evolutionary theory, successful as it is in explaining the development of living things, cannot give a satisfactory account of such distinctive facets of human life as self-consciousness, the quest for knowledge, moral sense, and the appreciation of beauty; in these we transcend our biological origins.

Contents

1. Mind and Nature; 2. Immanent and Transcendent Dimensions of Reason; 3. Self-Conscious Belief; 4. Evolutionary Epistemology; 5. Evolution and Epistemological Pessimism; 6. Morality and Politics; 7. Beauty and the Theory of Evolution; 8. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index

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By: Anthony O'Hear
230 pages, no illustrations
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"O'Hear's wide-ranging discussion clearly characterizes current struggles within the discipline of philosophy and provides, if not a compromise, a resolution to the most central debates. Highly recommended."--Choice

 

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