Evolution and the Big Questions Sex, Race, Religion, and Other Matters

ISBN-10: 1405149035

ISBN-13: 9781405149037

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: David N. Stamos

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This provocative text considers whether evolutionary explanations can be used to clarify some of life's biggest questions. Examines topics of race, sex, gender, the nature of language, religion, ethics, knowledge, consciousness and ultimately, the meaning of life Each chapter presents a main topic, together with discussion of related ideas and arguments from various perspectives Addresses questions such as: Did evolution make men and women fundamentally different? Is the concept of race merely a social construction? Is morality, including universal human rights, a mass delusion? Can religion and evolution really be harmonized? Does evolution render life meaningless? Written in a clear and informative style, with helpful references for further reading and research
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

David N. Stamos teaches philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada, and is the author of Evolution and the Big Questions (2008), Darwin and the Nature of Species (2007), and The Species Problem (2003). He has also published in a variety of journals, including Philosophy of Science, Journal of the History of Biology, Biology & Philosophy, and The Evolutionary Review.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Evolution and Knowledge
Evolution and Consciousness
Evolution and Language
Evolution and Sex
Evolution and Feminism
Evolution and Race
Evolution and Ethics
Evolution and Religion
Evolution and the Meaning of Life
Common Misconceptions About Evolution
Glossary
References
Index
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