Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

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In this controversial new book O'Hear takes a stand against the fashion for explaining human behavior in terms of evolution. He contends that while the theory of evolution is successful in explaining the development of the natural world in general, it is of limited value when applied to the human world. Because of our reflectiveness and our rationality we take on goals and ideals which cannot be justified in terms of survival-promotion or reproductive advantage. O'Hear examines the nature of human self-consciousness, and ...

Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation 2002, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198242543

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Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation 1999, OUP Oxford, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198250043

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