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The Resource Purpose in the living world? : creation and emergent evolution, Jacob Klapwijk ; translated and edited by Harry Cook

Purpose in the living world? : creation and emergent evolution, Jacob Klapwijk ; translated and edited by Harry Cook

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Purpose in the living world? : creation and emergent evolution
Title
Purpose in the living world?
Title remainder
creation and emergent evolution
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Klapwijk ; translated and edited by Harry Cook
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Are evolution and creation irreconcilably opposed? Is 'intelligent design' theory an unhappy compromise? Is there another way of approaching the present-day divide between religious and so-called secular views of the origins of life? Jacob Klapwijk offers a philosophical analysis of the relation of evolutionary biology to religion, and addresses the question of whether the evolution of life is exclusively a matter of chance or is better understood as including the notion of purpose. Writing from a Christian (Augustinian) point of view, he criticizes creationism and intelligent design theory as well as opposing reductive naturalism. He offers an alternative to both and an attempt to bridge the gap between them, via the idea of 'emergent evolution'. In this theory the process of evolution has an emergent or innovative character resulting in a living world of ingenious, multifaceted complexity
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UkCbUP
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Klapwijk, Jacob
Dewey number
231.7/652
Index
index present
LC call number
BL263
LC item number
.K5313 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cook, Harry
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Creation
  • Teleology
  • Creationism
Label
Purpose in the living world? : creation and emergent evolution, Jacob Klapwijk ; translated and edited by Harry Cook
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Does life on earth have a purpose? -- Creationism, intelligent design, and Augustine's idea of time -- Darwin, neo-Darwinism, and the naturalistic continuity claim -- Miller's pre-biotic broth and the premises of evolutionism -- A cold shudder along Darwin's back -- The emergence theory of Morgan and Alexander -- Luctor et emergo : what is emergent evolution? -- Toward a general theory of emergent evolution -- Hominization and the philosophy of mind -- Augustinian faith and evolutionary science -- The organism is a whole, the world is a habitat -- The slumbering temptation of essentialism -- Questions surrounding the emergence process -- Enkapsis in nature : is there an omega point?
Control code
CR9780511813818
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521493406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Purpose in the living world? : creation and emergent evolution, Jacob Klapwijk ; translated and edited by Harry Cook
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Does life on earth have a purpose? -- Creationism, intelligent design, and Augustine's idea of time -- Darwin, neo-Darwinism, and the naturalistic continuity claim -- Miller's pre-biotic broth and the premises of evolutionism -- A cold shudder along Darwin's back -- The emergence theory of Morgan and Alexander -- Luctor et emergo : what is emergent evolution? -- Toward a general theory of emergent evolution -- Hominization and the philosophy of mind -- Augustinian faith and evolutionary science -- The organism is a whole, the world is a habitat -- The slumbering temptation of essentialism -- Questions surrounding the emergence process -- Enkapsis in nature : is there an omega point?
Control code
CR9780511813818
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521493406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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