In Quest of Man

In Quest of Man

A Biological Approach to the Problem of Man's Place in Nature

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Author: Paul Alsberg
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151557

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In Quest of Man: A Biological Approach to the Problem of Man's Place in Nature presents man's essential nature to take part in cultural evolution as well as in biological evolution. This book provides the framework for the understanding of living things in general. Organized into four parts encompassing 21 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the principle that started and governed the particular process of human cultural evolution. This text then discusses, in the light of human evolution, man's place in nature, his evolutionary career, and his natural destination. Other chapters consider the underlying compulsory principle that is appropriately called as the principle of body-compulsion. This book discusses as well the exposition of the exclusive principle that is responsible for the singular heterogeneity of human evolution. The final chapter deals with the argument that manlikeness of apes is an essential animal attribute, which refers to a certain resemblance to the human form and does not imply nor mean identity. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, sociologists, biologists, and geneticists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures and Plates



    Part 1 The Theory of Evolution and Man


    Chapter 1. The Theory of Evolution

    Chapter 2. The Battle for the Soul of Man

    Chapter 3. The Fallacious Inference

    Chapter 4. An Unsolved Problem

    Part 2 The Principle of Human Evolution

    Chapter 5. The Principle of Human Evolution

    Chapter 6. Technology

    Chapter 7. Speech

    Chapter 8. Reason

    Chapter 9. Science, Morals, and Aesthetics

    Chapter 10. Tool-use by Animals

    Chapter 11. Animal Language

    Chapter 12. Animal Mind

    Chapter 13. The Uniqueness of Man

    Part 3 Man Makes His Start

    Chapter 14. The Mysterious Birth of Man

    Chapter 15. The Hypothetical Common Ancestor

    Chapter 16. The Start of Man

    Chapter 17. Theory and Fact

    Part 4 Man's Place in Nature

    Chapter 18. Man and the Ape

    Chapter 19. The Human Level of Integration

    Chapter 20. The Natural Destination of Man

    Chapter 21. Evolution and Metaphysics


Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151557

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Paul Alsberg

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J. M. Dodd

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