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Darwin's Cathedral

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Hardback book with black boards in a good condition. Illustrated dust jacket in a good condition Some scuffing and shelf marking, one small area of damage to the back cover. Pages in a good condition.

One of the great intellectual battles of modern times is between evolution and religion. Until now, they have been considered completely irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. David Sloan Wilson's Darwin's Cathedral takes the radical step of joining the two, in the process proposing an evolutionary theory of religion that shakes both evolutionary biology and social theory at their foundations. The key, argues Wilson, is to think of society as an organism, an old idea that has received new life based on recent developments in evolutionary biology. If society is an organism, can we then think of morality and religion as biologically and culturally evolved adaptations that enable human groups to function as single units rather than mere collections of individuals? Wilson brings a variety of evidence to bear on this question, from both the biological and social sciences.

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Author(s):
David Sloan Wilson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226901343
ISBN-13:
9780226901343
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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Hardback book with black boards in a good condition. Illustrated dust jacket in a good condition Some scuffing and shelf marking, one small area of damage to the back cover. Pages in a good condition.

One of the great intellectual battles of modern times is between evolution and religion. Until now, they have been considered completely irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. David Sloan Wilson's Darwin's Cathedral takes the radical step of joining the two, in the process proposing an evolutionary theory of religion that shakes both evolutionary biology and social theory at their foundations. The key, argues Wilson, is to think of society as an organism, an old idea that has received new life based on recent developments in evolutionary biology. If society is an organism, can we then think of morality and religion as biologically and culturally evolved adaptations that enable human groups to function as single units rather than mere collections of individuals? Wilson brings a variety of evidence to bear on this question, from both the biological and social sciences.

Author(s):
David Sloan Wilson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226901343
ISBN-13:
9780226901343
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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