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Darwin (The Routledge Philosophers)

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In this invaluable book, Tim Lewens shows in a clear and accessible manner how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the very nature of the subject.

Beginning with an overview of Darwin's life and work, the subsequent chapters discuss the full range of fundamental philosophical topics from a Darwinian perspective. These include natura
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Paperback, 289 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Routledge Chapman & Hall (first published October 30th 2006)
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useful exploration of philosophy and impact of essential themes of darwin: evolution by natural selection of populations. of species transforming into entirely new species. of how this is scientifically rigorous, believable, truthful, from the vast compilations of gathered species. this is not dogma. surprises me how darwin continues to be relevant, inspiring, useful in a wide range of fields of science.

does not avoid controversy about relevance of id. does not neglect ways in which his theories
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Apr 24, 2007 Katie rated it really liked it
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For the most part this is a really strong introduction to Darwin's thought and various stripes of neo-Darwinian theory and contraversy up to the present. Lewens is at his best as a philosopher of biology but gets a little worrying when he takes on normative ethics. One of the best features of this book is a short list of recommended texts for the various subjects he covers in his chapters.
Fachrina
Jan 08, 2016 Fachrina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: not for laypeople
Recommended to Fachrina by: my Introduction to Philosophy lecturer
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I have no head for biology, so much of this book went over my head. However, for a general introduction to Darwin's life, this book is very informative and easy to understand. For introduction and explanation of his theories, it is too difficult for laypeople, especially if you have weak background in biology.
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Most enlightening but slightly difficult! And a good book for beginner philosophers!
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Jul 12, 2007 David marked it as to-read
Another Routledge book. They seem to comprise a large portion of my personal library.
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An excellent, interdisciplinary book that opened up some new paths of thought.
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