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The Resource Darwin in a new key : evolution and the question of value, William J. Meyer

Darwin in a new key : evolution and the question of value, William J. Meyer

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Darwin in a new key : evolution and the question of value
Title
Darwin in a new key
Title remainder
evolution and the question of value
Statement of responsibility
William J. Meyer
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Language
eng
Summary
Can one coherently integrate Darwin's view of evolution with an affirmation of the value of existence? In this fresh, lean, and substantive volume, William Meyer addresses this important question. By carefully analyzing Darwin's own writings and by drawing on the philosophical perspectives of William James, Alfred North Whitehead, and others, Meyer persuasively redirects the cultural conversation about Darwin away from the retrospective question of origins toward the prospective question concerning the ultimate significance of evolutionary life. As James recognized, the question about the reality of God is more critical for the forward-looking question of value than it is for the backward-looking question of origins. Darwin was a theist in search of a better theism, and because theology had not yet caught up to him, he became increasingly agnostic and caught between his mechanistic understanding of nature, on the one hand, and his affirmation of the value and beauty of the world, on the other. Whitehead's philosophy of organism offers a way to integrate Darwin's evolutionary insights with his affirmation of the grandeur of nature. Meyer's clearly written and richly argued book enables us to integrate our evolutionary understanding of the world with our experience of value within it
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Meyer, William J
Index
index present
LC call number
BD581
LC item number
.M49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Teleology
  • Evolution
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Darwin in a new key : evolution and the question of value, William J. Meyer
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-120) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
935191768
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 123 pages
Isbn
9781498231190
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935191768
Label
Darwin in a new key : evolution and the question of value, William J. Meyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-120) 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
Control code
935191768
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 123 pages
Isbn
9781498231190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935191768

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