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The Resource Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today, John Dupré

Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today, John Dupré

Label
Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today
Title
Darwin's legacy
Title remainder
what evolution means today
Statement of responsibility
John Dupré
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the universe and our place in it with his development of the theory of evolution. 150 years later, we are still puzzling over the implications. John Dupre presents a lucid, witty introduction to evolution and what it means for our view of humanity, the natural world, and religion. He explains the right and the wrong ways to understand evolution: in the latter category fall most of the claims of evolutionary psychology, of which Dupre gives a withering critique. He shows why the theory of evolution is one of the most important scientific ideas of all time, but makes clear that it can't explain everything - contrary to widespread popular belief, it has very little to tell us about the details of human nature and human behaviour, such as language, culture, and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Dupré, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Genetic psychology
  • Genetic psychology
  • Human Evolution
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
Label
Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today, John Dupré
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-130) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • What is the theory of evolution?.
  • p. 12
  • 3.
  • What is the theory of evolution good for?.
  • p. 27
  • 4.
  • Human origins and the decline of theism.
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Humans and other animals.
  • p. 63
  • 6.
  • Human nature.
  • p. 77
  • 7.
  • Race and gender.
  • p. 99
  • 8.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 119
Control code
ocm60418050
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 138 p.
Isbn
9780199284214
Other control number
9780199284214
Label
Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today, John Dupré
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-130) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • What is the theory of evolution?.
  • p. 12
  • 3.
  • What is the theory of evolution good for?.
  • p. 27
  • 4.
  • Human origins and the decline of theism.
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Humans and other animals.
  • p. 63
  • 6.
  • Human nature.
  • p. 77
  • 7.
  • Race and gender.
  • p. 99
  • 8.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 119
Control code
ocm60418050
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 138 p.
Isbn
9780199284214
Other control number
9780199284214

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