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Trine Erotic
Trine Erotic (February 2013)
Alice Andrews - Author

The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores what it means to love and write in a memetic, Darwinian world.

The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores why we write: to seduce (as mating strategy), to process, to heal ourselves and ultimately readers, to find meaning. Questions of love that preoccupy us (passionate love versus ...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Human Nature
Reading Human Nature (March 2011)
Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice
Joseph Carroll - Author

Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.

As the founder and leading practitioner of “literary Darwinism,” Joseph Carroll remains at the forefront of a major movement in literary studies. Signaling key new developments in this approach, Reading Human Nature contains trenchant theoretical ess...(Read More)
 
 
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls (October 2009)
Science at the Margins in the Victorian Age
Sherrie Lynne Lyons - Author

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Science permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet, as current debates over intelligent design, the causes of global warming, and alternative health practices indicate, the question of how to distinguish science from pseudoscience remains a difficult one. To address this question, Sherrie Lynne Lyons draws on four examples from the nineteenth ce...(Read More)

 
 
Evolution's First Philosopher
Evolution's First Philosopher (January 2007)
John Dewey and the Continuity of Nature
Jerome A. Popp - Author

Examines John Dewey’s ideas in the context of evolutionary theory.

John Dewey was the first philosopher to recognize that Darwin’s thesis about natural selection not only required us to change how we think about ourselves and the life forms around us, but also required a markedly different approach to philosophy. Evolution’s First Philosopher shows how Dewey’s arguments arose from his...(Read More)
 
 
The Evolution of Death
The Evolution of Death (October 2006)
Why We Are Living Longer
Stanley Shostak - Author

Argues that death is not unchanging, but rather has evolved over time.

In The Evolution of Death, the follow-up to Becoming Immortal: Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy, also published by SUNY Press, Stanley Shostak argues that death, like life, can evolve. Observing that literature, philosophy, religion, genetics, physics, and gerontology still struggle to explain why we die, Shostak explores the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Great Adventure
The Great Adventure (November 2003)
Toward a Fully Human Theory of Evolution
David Loye - Editor
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Foreword by

Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

Working to achieve the dream of the great spiritual and scientific visionaries, an international and multidisciplinary group of advanced evolution theorists explores how a new morally sensitive and action-oriented theory of human evolution can help guide our species thro...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming Immortal
Becoming Immortal (April 2002)
Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
Stanley Shostak - Author

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

Providing the philosophical, practical, and theoretical leverage for abandoning evolution and development in favor of engineering human beings, Becoming Immortal examines the directions biological change might take if civilization were to take charge of its own destiny. With the aid of embryonic man...(Read More)
 
 
Everybody's Story
Everybody's Story (December 1999)
Wising Up to the Epic of Evolution
Loyal Rue - Author
Edward O. Wilson - Foreword by

This exhilarating tale of natural history illuminates the evolution of matter, life, and consciousness. In Everybody’s Story, Loyal Rue finds the means for global solidarity and cooperation in the shared story of humanity.

In a compelling read for anyone interested in where we came from and where we're going, Everybody’s Story offers an exhilarating tour of natural history that illuminate...(Read More)
 
 
Function, Selection, and Design
Function, Selection, and Design (July 1999)
David J. Buller - Editor

A complete sourcebook for philosophical discussion of the nature of function in biology.

This authoritative book, written by the leading experts in the field of the philosophy of biology, brings together the defining literature in the debate concerning proper analysis of teleological concepts in biology. The introduction provides a clear and coherent overview to the philosophical progress regarding the nature of functi...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature
Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature (January 1999)
Stephen Houlgate - Editor

Confirms that Hegel's philosophy of nature continues to have great significance for our understanding of the natural world.

Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature is an important new study of Hegel's profound philosophical account of the natural world. It examines Hegel's alleged idealism, his concepts of space and time, the conception of speculative geometry, his critical engagement with Kant's Metaphysical Found...(Read More)
 
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