By (author) Tim Lewens
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Darwin by Tim Lewens
Book DescriptionIn this invaluable book, Tim Lewens shows in a clear and accessible manner how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the very nature of the subject. Beginning with an overview of Darwin's life and work, the subsequent chapters discuss the full range of fundamental philosophical topics from a Darwinian perspective. These include natural selection; the origin and nature of species; the role of evidence in scientific enquiry; the theory of Intelligent Design; evolutionary approaches to the human mind; the implications of Darwin's work for ethics and epistemology; and the question of how social and political thought needs to be updated in the light of a Darwinian understanding of human nature. A concluding chapter assesses the philosophical legacy of Darwin's thought. Darwin is essential reading for anyone in the humanities, social sciences and sciences seeking a philosophical introduction to Darwin, or anyone simply seeking a philosophical companion to Darwin's own writings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415346382
(216mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim Lewens
Cultural Evolution, Hardback (August 2015)
Tim Lewens explores what it means to take an evolutionary approach to cultural change, and why this approach is often treated with suspicion. He makes an original case for the value of evolutionary thinking for students of culture, and shows why the concerns of sceptics should not dismissed as mere prejudice, confusion, or ignorance.
Biological Foundations of Bioethics, Hardback (January 2015)
Much recent work on the ethics of new biomedical technologies is committed to hidden, contestable views about the nature of biological reality. This selection of essays by Tim Lewens explores and scrutinises these biological foundations, and includes work on human enhancement, synthetic biology, and justice in healthcare decision-making.
Risk, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Tim Lewens
How can we determine an acceptable level of risk? How should safety and security be balanced against other goods, such as liberty? This collection examines the philosophical dimensions of these pressing practical problems. Its essays explore a range of philosophical implications of risk.
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Author Biography - Tim Lewens
University of Cambridge, UK
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