Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind

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In a world where natural selection has shaped adaptations of astonishing ingenuity, what is the scope and unique power of rational thinking? In this short but wide-ranging book, philosopher Ronald de Sousa looks at the twin set of issues surrounding the power of natural selection to mimic rational design, and rational thinking as itself a product of natural selection. While we commonly deem ourselves superior to other species, the logic of natural selection should not lead us to expect that nature does everything for the ...

Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199861583

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Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195189858

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