Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-08-20
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Tallis argues that the rise of biologism has serious consequences and demonstrates that, by denying human uniqueness and minimizing the differences between humans and their nearest animal kin, it misrepresents what we are, offering a grotesquely simplified and degrading account of humanity. He suggests that seeing ourselves as animals may lead us to find reasons for treating others as less than human.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: The Strange Case of Professor Gray and Other Provocationsp. 1
Science and Scientismp. 15
Consequencesp. 51
Neuromania: A Castle Built on Sandp. 73
From Darwinism to Darwinitisp. 147
Bewitched by Languagep. 183
The Sighted Watchmakerp. 209
Reaffirming our Humanityp. 243
Defending the Humanitiesp. 277
Back to the Drawing Boardp. 337
Referencesp. 363
Indexp. 379
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