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The Resource The meaning of human existence, Edward O. Wilson

The meaning of human existence, Edward O. Wilson

Label
The meaning of human existence
Title
The meaning of human existence
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species and posits that we, as a species, now know enough about the universe and ourselves that we can begin to approach questions about our place in the cosmos and the meaning of intelligent life in a systematic, indeed, in a testable way
Summary
A twenty-first-century philosophical argument against mechanistic views of human life outlines expansive and advanced theories on human behavior to consider how humans are supremely different from all other species
Tone
Writing style
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10358479
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edward O
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human beings
  • Social evolution
  • Cosmology
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Biological Evolution
Target audience
adult
Label
The meaning of human existence, Edward O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The reason we exist: The meaning of meaning -- Solving the riddle of the human species -- Evolution and our inner conflict -- 2. The unity of knowledge: The new enlightenment -- The all-importance of the humanities -- The driving force of social evolution -- 3. Humanity lost in a pheromone world -- The superorganisms -- Why microbes rule the galaxy -- A portrait of E.T. -- The collapse of biodiversity -- 4. Idols of the mind: Instinct -- Religion -- Free will -- 5. A human future: Alone and free in the universe
Control code
000053552856
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780871401007
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014016707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024122775
System control number
(OCoLC)884665106
Label
The meaning of human existence, Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The reason we exist: The meaning of meaning -- Solving the riddle of the human species -- Evolution and our inner conflict -- 2. The unity of knowledge: The new enlightenment -- The all-importance of the humanities -- The driving force of social evolution -- 3. Humanity lost in a pheromone world -- The superorganisms -- Why microbes rule the galaxy -- A portrait of E.T. -- The collapse of biodiversity -- 4. Idols of the mind: Instinct -- Religion -- Free will -- 5. A human future: Alone and free in the universe
Control code
000053552856
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780871401007
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014016707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024122775
System control number
(OCoLC)884665106

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