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The Resource Darwin, God and the meaning of life : how evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew, Steve Stewart-Williams

Darwin, God and the meaning of life : how evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew, Steve Stewart-Williams

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Darwin, God and the meaning of life : how evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew
Title
Darwin, God and the meaning of life
Title remainder
how evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew
Statement of responsibility
Steve Stewart-Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "If you accept evolutionary theory, can you also believe in God? Are human beings superior to other animals, or is this just a human prejudice? Does Darwin have implications for heated issues like euthanasia and animal rights? Does evolution tell us the purpose of life or does it imply that life has no ultimate purpose? Does evolution tell us what is morally right and wrong or does it imply that ultimately nothing is right or wrong? In this fascinating and intriguing book, Steve Stewart-Williams addresses these and other fundamental philosophical questions raised by evolutionary theory and the exciting new field of evolutionary psychology. Drawing on biology, psychology and philosophy, he argues that Darwinian science supports a view of a godless universe devoid of ultimate purpose or moral structure, but that we can still live a good life and a happy life within the confines of this view"--
  • "Evolutionary theory answers one of the most profound and fundamental questions human beings have ever asked themselves, a question that has plagued reflective minds for as long as reflective minds have existed in the universe: Why are we here? How did we come to exist on this planet? In a lot of ways, this is a very ordinary planet"--
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DLC
Dewey number
231.7/652
Index
index present
LC call number
QH360.5
LC item number
.S79 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Darwin, God and the meaning of life : how evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew, Steve Stewart-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin and the big questions -- Darwin gets religion. Clash of the Titans -- Design after Darwin -- Darwin's god -- God as gap filler -- Darwin and the problem of evil -- Wrapping up religion -- Life after Darwin. Human beings and their place in the universe -- The status of human beings among the animals -- Meaning of life, RIP? -- Morality stripped of superstition. Evolving good -- Remaking morality -- Uprooting the doctrine of human dignity -- Evolution and the death of right and wrong
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 341 p.
Isbn
9780521746403
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010021885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn636911263
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn727998900
Label
Darwin, God and the meaning of life : how evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew, Steve Stewart-Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin and the big questions -- Darwin gets religion. Clash of the Titans -- Design after Darwin -- Darwin's god -- God as gap filler -- Darwin and the problem of evil -- Wrapping up religion -- Life after Darwin. Human beings and their place in the universe -- The status of human beings among the animals -- Meaning of life, RIP? -- Morality stripped of superstition. Evolving good -- Remaking morality -- Uprooting the doctrine of human dignity -- Evolution and the death of right and wrong
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 341 p.
Isbn
9780521746403
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010021885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn636911263
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn727998900

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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