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The meaning of human existence

Author: Edward O Wilson
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?" In "The meaning of human existence", his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson grapples with these and other existential questions, examining what makes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 9780871401007 0871401002 9781631491146 1631491148 9780871404800 087140480X
OCLC Number: 913111217
Notes: Incluye índice.
Awards: National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2014
Description: 207 p.
Contents: I. The reason we exist: 1. The meaning of meaning ; 2. Solving the riddle of the human species ; 3. Evolution and our inner conflict --
II. The unity of knowledge: 4. The new enlightenment ; 5. The all-importance of the humanities ; 6. The driving force of social evolution --
III. Other worlds: 7. Humanity lost in a pheromone world ; 8. The superorganisms ; 9. Why microbes rule the galaxy ; 10. A portrait of E.T. ; 11. The collapse of biodiversity --
IV. Idols of the mind: 12. Instinct ; 13. Religion ; 14. Free will --
V. A human future: 15. Alone and free in the universe --
Appendix. The limitations of inclusive fitness.
Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson.


Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.  Read more...


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