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From Darwin to Derrida by David Haig

From Darwin to Derrida

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From Darwin to Derrida by David Haig
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Mar 31, 2020 | ISBN 9780262043786

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“A challenging though rewarding exploration of the meaning and purpose of life.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
“What, Haig asks, is the teleological purpose of consciousness? In the case of human beings, our consciousness is designed to interpret, through an evolved instinct of sympathy, the subjective attitudes and intentions of others.”
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“David Haig’s powerful mind and trenchant wit are fully matched by his caring heart and his gracious style. I shall be recommending this book to my students, giving it to my friends, and sampling it repeatedly.”
Stephen C. Stearns, Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University; author of Evolutionary Medicine
 
“Haig’s book could be a game-changer in the fraught relation between the biological sciences and philosophy. Its intriguing moral may be his dauntingly scientific first thirteen chapters legitimize and actually call for the kind of philosophical thinking that his last chapters unabashedly exemplify.”
Richard Schacht, Jubilee Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus), University of Illinois
 
“In this profound and witty book, David Haig rediscovers Aristotle’s four causes and tackles the foundations of biology and philosophy (and their joint history). He offers a subtle yet far-reaching, reinterpretation of genetics, culture, and the nature and meaning of meaning. Read it; he writes, and rewrites, all of us.”
Eric Schliesser, Professor, Political Science, University of Amsterdam, and Visiting Scholar, Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy,  Chapman University

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