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Darwin’s Legacy: What Evolution Means Today

John Dupré

Abstract

Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the universe and our place in it with his development of the theory of evolution. One hundred and fifty years later, we are still puzzling over the implications. This book presents an introduction to evolution and what it means for our view of humanity, the natural world, and religion. The author explains the right and the wrong ways to understand evolution: in the latter category fall most of the claims of evolutionary psychology, of which the author gives a withering critique. He shows why the theory of evolution is one of the most important sc ... More

Keywords: theory of evolution, humanity, natural world, religion, evolutionary psychology, human nature, human behaviour, language, culture, Charles Darwin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199284214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284214.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Dupré, author
Professor of philosophy and sociology at the University of Exeter
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