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The Resource Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life, Daniel C. Dennett

Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life, Daniel C. Dennett

Label
Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life
Title
Darwin's dangerous idea
Title remainder
evolution and the meanings of life
Statement of responsibility
Daniel C. Dennett
Title variation
Evolution and the meanings of life
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this groundbreaking and very accessible book, Daniel C. Dennett, the acclaimed author of Consciousness Explained, demonstrates the power of the theory of natural selection and shows how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of our place in the universe." "Following Darwinian thinking to its logical conclusions is a risky business, with pitfalls for everybody. Creationists and others who reject evolution are not the only ones to fall into the traps. Many who accept the validity of Darwin's conclusions hesitate before their implications and distort his theory, fearful that it is politically incorrect or antireligious, or that it robs life of all spirituality. Dennett explains the scientific theory of natural selection in vivid terms, and shows how it extends far beyond biology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JRS
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Dennett, D. C.
Dewey number
146/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH375
LC item number
.D45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Natural selection
  • Darwinizm
  • Ewolucja
  • Ewolucjonizm kulturowy
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Rezeption
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Rezeption
Label
Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life, Daniel C. Dennett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-550) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tell me why -- An idea is born -- Universal acid -- The tree of life -- The possible and the actual -- Threads of actuality in design space -- Priming Darwin's pump -- Biology is engineering -- Searching for quality -- Bully for brontosaurus -- Controversies contained -- The cranes of culture -- Losing our minds to Darwin -- The evolution of meanings -- The emperor's new mind, and other fables -- On the origin of morality -- Redesigning morality -- The future of an idea
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
586 pages
Isbn
9780684802909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm34925327
  • (OCoLC)34925327
Label
Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life, Daniel C. Dennett
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-550) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tell me why -- An idea is born -- Universal acid -- The tree of life -- The possible and the actual -- Threads of actuality in design space -- Priming Darwin's pump -- Biology is engineering -- Searching for quality -- Bully for brontosaurus -- Controversies contained -- The cranes of culture -- Losing our minds to Darwin -- The evolution of meanings -- The emperor's new mind, and other fables -- On the origin of morality -- Redesigning morality -- The future of an idea
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
586 pages
Isbn
9780684802909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm34925327
  • (OCoLC)34925327

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