Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanins of Life

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 12, 1996 - Science - 592 pages
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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

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A book about the philosophical implications of Darwinism. Written with humor and keen insight, this book has many good references for further reading. I read this book with great interest because one ... Read full review

Contents

Tell Me Why
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2 What Where When Whyand How?
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3 Lockes Proof of the Primacy of Mind
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About the author (1996)

Daniel Dennett is the author of Brainstorms, Elbow Room, and Consciousness Explained. He is currently the Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife and has two children.

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