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Beyond evolution : human nature and the limits of evolutionary explanation

Author: Anthony O'Hear
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author "examines the nature of human self-consciousness, and argues that evolutionary theory cannot give a satisfactory account of such distinctive facets of human life as the quest for knowledge, moral sense, and the appreciation of beauty; in these we transcend our biological origins."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony O'Hear
ISBN: 0198242549 9780198242543
OCLC Number: 38059622
Notes: Early versions of parts of the book have been previously published in several magazines, 1989-1997.
Description: viii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mind and nature ---
Immanent and transcendent dimensions of reality ---
Self-conscious belief ---
Evolutionary epistemology ---
Evolution and epistemological pessimism ---
Morality and politics ---
Beauty and the theory of evolution ---
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Anthony O'Hear.
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