Purpose in the Living World?
Creation and Emergent Evolution
By (author) Jacob Klapwijk
Normal Price: $62.95
Your Price: $56.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.83 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Purpose in the Living World? by Jacob Klapwijk
Book DescriptionAre 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.
Buy Purpose in the Living World? book by Jacob Klapwijk from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521729437
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jacob Klapwijk
Purpose in the Living World?, Hardback (December 2008)» View all books by Jacob Klapwijk
Jacob Klapwijk offers the theory of emergent evolution as a way of bridging the gap between creationism and evolutionary science.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Purpose in the Living World? book by Jacob Klapwijk and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jacob Klapwijk
Jacob Klapwijk is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Philosophy, Free University, Amsterdam.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.