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Genes, Genesis, and God: Values and their Origins in Natural and Human History (Hardback)
  • Genes, Genesis, and God: Values and their Origins in Natural and Human History (Hardback)
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Genes, Genesis, and God: Values and their Origins in Natural and Human History (Hardback)

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Hardback 418 Pages / Published: 13/02/1999
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Holmes Rolston challenges the sociobiological orthodoxy that would naturalize science, ethics, and religion. The book argues that genetic processes are not blind, selfish, and contingent, and that nature is therefore not value-free. The author examines the emergence of complex biodiversity through evolutionary history. Especially remarkable in this narrative is the genesis of human beings with their capacities for science, ethics, and religion. A major conceptual task of the book is to relate cultural genesis to natural genesis. There is also a general account of how values are created and transmitted in both natural and human cultural history. The book is written by one of the most well-respected figures in the philosophy of biology and religion.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521641081
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm

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