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Darwin in a new key : evolution and the question of value

Author: William J Meyer
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, [2016]
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Meyer, William J.
Darwin in a new key.
Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, [2016]
(DLC) 2016304580
(OCoLC)935191768
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Meyer
ISBN: 9781498231206 1498231209
OCLC Number: 950054153
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Grandeur or vanity? --
Domestication and the pursuit of value --
Beauty and the appreciation of value --
Human existence --
A case for grandeur.
Responsibility: William J. Meyer.

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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 real.

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