The Meaning of Human Existence
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
Edition: First edition.
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
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.
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.
ISBN: 9780871401007 (hbk.)
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|PHILOSOPHY Humanity Wil||Main (Downtown)||Third Level, Nonfiction||In|
|PHILOSOPHY Humanity Wil||Cooper (Forest Acres)||Nonfiction||In|
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