Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

  • Daniel Dennett
  • Author:  Daniel Dennett
  • Year: 22-05-2014
  • Translator from english: Ina Dimitrova, Rosen Lyutskanov
  • Availability:  Out Of Stock
  • Product Code:  1249-01
  • SKU: 15.0041
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-434-1
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life is a 1995 book by Daniel Dennett, in which Dennett looks at some of the repercussions of Darwinian theory. The crux of the argument is that, whether or not Darwin's theories are overturned, there is no going back from the dangerous idea that design (purpose or what something is for) might not need a designer. Dennett makes this case on the basis that natural selection is a blind process, which is nevertheless sufficiently powerful to explain the evolution of life. Darwin's discovery was that the generation of life worked algorithmically, that processes behind it work in such a way that given these processes the results that they tend toward must be so.

Dennett says, for example, that by claiming that minds cannot be reduced to purely algorithmic processes, many of his eminent contemporaries are claiming that miracles can occur. These assertions have generated a great deal of debate and discussion in the general public. The book was a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award in non-fiction and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet", focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

About the Author

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of ... Read more

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Tags: Biology & Evolution, Scientific Theories, Environment & Zoology, Philosophy of Science

Year 22-05-2014
Translator from english: Ina Dimitrova, Rosen Lyutskanov
Pages 720
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 1 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Biology & Evolution, Scientific Theories, Environment & Zoology, Philosophy of Science

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