The Resource The science and humanism of Stephen Jay Gould, by Richard York and Brett Clark

The science and humanism of Stephen Jay Gould, by Richard York and Brett Clark

Label
The science and humanism of Stephen Jay Gould
Title
The science and humanism of Stephen Jay Gould
Statement of responsibility
by Richard York and Brett Clark
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This thoughtful and perceptive presentation of the remarkable work of Stephen Jay Gould is most welcome. With skill and insight, the authors elucidate Gould's contributions to evolutionary theory and to the understanding of the interactions of science and human life in many dimensions, from the social factors that enter into serious scientific inquiry to the ways in which recognition of the meaninglessness of nature sets the conditions for a humanistic concern for the achievements of creative intelligence and for how to live a decent life. Not least, they bring forth Gould's dedication to presenting to the general public the discoveries of biological science, and what it reveals about the wonders of nature, and his inspiring commitment to justice and freedom in his life and work."--Noam Chomsky
  • "York and Clark present a sympathetic and expansive overview of Stephen Jay Gould's scientific and popular writings, emphasizing how his humanism penetrated every aspect of his work. They offer an insightful interpretation of Gould's scientific, historical, and philosophical endeavors, giving the reader a refreshing and unified view of his life's accomplishments."--Elisabeth A. Lloyd, author, Science, Politics, and Evolution
  • "Stephen Jay Gould will be remembered for many things. He made major contributions to post-Darwinian evolutionary theory, its philosophy, and history. His many essays and books are models of popular science writing. Above all he had a passionate concern for social justice and was a powerful analytical critic of the ways in which s̀cience' has been used in support of racism and sexism. Here, sociologists Richard York and Brett Clark bring together many facets of Gould's vast output in an accessible exegesis of his ideas."--Steven Rose, editor, The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
York, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.Y67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clark, Brett
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gould, Stephen Jay
  • Gould, Stephen Jay
  • Gould, Stephen Jay
  • Gould, Stephen Jay
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Science
  • Science
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Natural history
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Evolution
  • Naturgeschichte
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
Label
The science and humanism of Stephen Jay Gould, by Richard York and Brett Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Stephen Jay Gould's view of life -- pt. 1. Evolutionary theory and the history of life. Natural history and the nature of history ; The structure of nature and the nature of structure ; Contingency and convergence ; Emergence, hierarchy, and the limits of reductionism -- pt. 2. Science and humanity. Debunking as positive science ; The critique of biological determinism ; Homo floresiensis and human equality ; Art, science, and humanism -- Conclusion : nonmoral nature and the human condition
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9781583672174
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2010046271
Other physical details
1 ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)491916040
  • (OCoLC)ocn491916040
Label
The science and humanism of Stephen Jay Gould, by Richard York and Brett Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Stephen Jay Gould's view of life -- pt. 1. Evolutionary theory and the history of life. Natural history and the nature of history ; The structure of nature and the nature of structure ; Contingency and convergence ; Emergence, hierarchy, and the limits of reductionism -- pt. 2. Science and humanity. Debunking as positive science ; The critique of biological determinism ; Homo floresiensis and human equality ; Art, science, and humanism -- Conclusion : nonmoral nature and the human condition
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9781583672174
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2010046271
Other physical details
1 ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)491916040
  • (OCoLC)ocn491916040

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