The Philosophy of Human Evolution

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The Philosophy of Human Evolution

By Michael Ruse

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This book provides a unique discussion of human evolution from a philosophical viewpoint, looking at the facts and interpretations since Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man. Michael Ruse explores such topics as the nature of scientific theories, the relationships between culture and biology, the problem of progress and the extent to which evolutionary issues pose problems for religious beliefs. He identifies these issues, highlighting the problems for morality in a world governed by natural selection. By taking a philosophical viewpoint, the full ethical and moral dimensions of human evolution are examined. This book engages the reader in a thorough discussion of the issues, appealing to students in philosophy, biology and anthropology.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Science

The Philosophy of Human Evolution
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/12/12
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139208969
ISBN 13: 9781139208963
Print ISBN: 9780521117937

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