From Our Editors
Nominated for the 1995 National Book Award for Non-Fiction, this masterly exploration reaffirms the validity of Darwin's theory of natural selection and brilliantly demonstrates its compatibility with free will, sacred beliefs, and the dignity of humankind.
From the Publisher
In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C.
Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of
the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his
unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing
how Darwin''s great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional
view of humanity''s place in the universe. Dennett vividly
describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin''s vision with
impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions,
challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our
About the Author
Daniel Dennett is the author of Brainstorms,
Elbow Room, and Consciousness Explained. He is
currently the Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor and
Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife and has two
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: June 12, 1996
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 068482471X
ISBN - 13: 9780684824710