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The Resource Darwin and design : does evolution have a purpose?, Michael Ruse

Darwin and design : does evolution have a purpose?, Michael Ruse

Label
Darwin and design : does evolution have a purpose?
Title
Darwin and design
Title remainder
does evolution have a purpose?
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ruse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Darwin and Design surveys the argument from design from its introduction by the Greeks, through the coming of Darwinism, down to the present day. In clear, non-technical language Michael Ruse, a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism, offers a full and fair assessment of the status of the argument from design in light of both the advances of modern evolutionary biology and the thinking of today's philosophers - with special attention given to the supporters and critics of "intelligent design."" "The first comprehensive history and exposition of Western thought about design in the natural world, this important work suggests directions for our thinking as we move into the twenty-first century. A thoroughgoing guide to a perennially controversial issue, the book makes its own substantial contribution to the ongoing debate about the relationship between science and religion, and between evolution and its religious critics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruse, Michael
Dewey number
576.8/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH360.5
LC item number
.R867 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Teleology
  • Biological Evolution
  • Philosophy
Label
Darwin and design : does evolution have a purpose?, Michael Ruse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-357) 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
Two thousand years of design -- Paley and Kant fight back -- Sowing the seeds of evolution -- A plurality of problems -- Charles Darwin -- A subject too profound -- Darwinian against Darwinian -- The century of evolutionism -- Adaptation in action -- Theory and test -- Formalism redux -- From function to design -- Design as metaphor -- Natural theology evolves -- Turning back the clock
Control code
50899040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780674010239
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002038819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Darwin and design : does evolution have a purpose?, Michael Ruse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-357) 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
Two thousand years of design -- Paley and Kant fight back -- Sowing the seeds of evolution -- A plurality of problems -- Charles Darwin -- A subject too profound -- Darwinian against Darwinian -- The century of evolutionism -- Adaptation in action -- Theory and test -- Formalism redux -- From function to design -- Design as metaphor -- Natural theology evolves -- Turning back the clock
Control code
50899040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780674010239
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002038819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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