Charles Darwin by Michael RuseCharles Darwin by Michael Ruse

Charles Darwin

byMichael Ruse

Paperback | March 26, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info

$24.30 online 
$26.99 list price
Earn 122 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism.

  • Broadly explores the theories of Charles Darwin and Darwin studies
  • Incorporates much information about modern Biology
  • Offers a comprehensive discussion of Darwinism and Christianity – including Creationism – by one of the leading authorities in the field
  • Written in clear, concise, user-friendly language supplemented with quality illustrations
  • Examines the status of evolutionary theory as a genuine theory and its implications for philosophy, epistemology and ethics
  • Provides a strong understanding of the philosophical nature and impact of Darwin's thought
  • Holds wide appeal for general audiences outside the world of academic philosophy
  • Strongly supports Darwinism and fully explores modern naturalistic explanations of religion
Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University. The author of many books, including The Philosophy of Biology and Taking Darwin Seriously, he is also the founder and editor of the journal Biology and Philosophy. He has appeared on "Quirks and Quarks" and the Discovery Channel.
Title:Charles DarwinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.06 × 6.1 × 0.76 inPublished:March 26, 2008Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1405149132

ISBN - 13:9781405149136

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

List of Figures.


1. Charles Darwin.

2. On the Origin of Species.

3. One Long Argument.

4. Neo-Darwinism.

5. The Consilience: One.

6. The Consilience: Two.

7. Humans.

8. Knowledge.

9. Morality.

10. Religious Belief.

11. The Origins of Religion.

12. The Darwinian Revolution.



Editorial Reviews

"This is a very good, and a very enjoyable, book. The is conversational, lively and well-informed. Ruse has a real gift for conveying the gist of an idea intelligently and effectively and with integrity as well as verve." - Peter Loptson, University of Guelph "If you want to understand Darwinism and what it implies about nature, human nature, knowledge, morality and religion, this book is an unparalleled introduction and resource." - Richard A. Richards, University of Alabama "Michael Ruse is a superstar among scholars interested in Darwin and Darwinism. If you want the big picture from a brilliant, hard-thinking scholar, Ruse is the obvious choice." - Joseph Cain, University College, London