Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think

Richard Dawkins How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think With the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of understanding evolution a gene s eye view Dawki

  • Title: Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think
  • Author: Alan Grafen Mark Ridley Seth Bullock David Deutsch Steven Pinker Michael Ruse Patrick Bateson Robert Aunger
  • ISBN: 9780199214662
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • With the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago, Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of understanding evolution a gene s eye view Dawkins went on to publish five bestselling books, including The Blind Watchmaker and Unweaving the Rainbow He is one of the most high profile public intellectuals today andWith the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago, Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of understanding evolution a gene s eye view Dawkins went on to publish five bestselling books, including The Blind Watchmaker and Unweaving the Rainbow He is one of the most high profile public intellectuals today and any attempt to understand the scientific view of the world must grapple with his ideas.Now, in this exciting collection of original essays, some of the world s leading thinkers offer their take on how Dawkins has changed the way we think Readers will find stimulating pieces by Daniel Dennett, the renowned philosopher of mind and author of Darwin s Dangerous Idea Steven Pinker, the brilliant Harvard linguist who wrote The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate Matt Ridley, author of the bestselling Genome and James Watson, who with Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, arguably the greatest scientific discovery of the last century Dawkins widely admired literary style forms the subject of several pieces, including one from novelist Philip Pullman author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy As one of the world s best known rationalists, Dawkins stance on religion is another theme in this collection, explored by Simon Blackburn, Michael Ruse, Michael Shermer, and the Bishop of Oxford Numbering twenty in all, these articles are not simply rosy tributes, but explore how Dawkins ideas have shaped thinking and public debate, and include elements of criticism as well as thoughtful praise.Richard Dawkins work has had the rare distinction of generating as much excitement outside the scientific community as within it This stimulating volume is a superb summation of the depth and range of his influence.

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    1. الكتاب عبارة عن مقالات لأناس يمدحون دوكينز دون تقديم أفكاره ذاتها بشكل متعمق لو اردت ان تقرأ له فاقرأ صانع الساعات الأعمى واعمل عقلك في الحجج الذي يسوقها كتدريب ذهني جيد فالرجل من رواد الإلحاد في العالم ومن اهم علماء البيولوجيا

    2. Overall, the book was pretty good, but uneven, like a good many anthology, although the topic itself is very good, like Richard Dawkins and his work. There is a large difference between Dawkins' writing and most of those that have contributed to this volume. On a whole it is others who are writing and not Dawkins himself.My two favorite chapters was An Eye on the Core about sociobiology linking Dawkins and E. O. Wilson and Every Indication of Inadvertent Solicitude on Dawkins' writing itself, th [...]

    3. I couldn't not like this, considering that is a collection of essays by many of my all-time favorite authors, scientists, and scholars, writing about what is IMO the most important idea anyone ever had (Darwinism), and how profoundly Dawkins deepened our understanding of it.Note: This is a collection of essays (by accomplished scholars Some of whom are world-famous best-selling authors themselves). So if you're expecting something different, I suppose you could be disappointed, as some reviewers [...]

    4. No wonder that professor Dawkins gained the world's top thinker poll this year , and that his masterpiece takes a place between top 25 greatest science books, as one of the essays noted here , RichardThe Golden Pen, he is really so .I still remember the situation very clearly ,The Selfish Geneleft me completely shocked for almost a week , it was ( and still ) the greatest science book I have ever read .

    5. I was really disappointed in this book, which may be my fault. I was expecting an autobiography of Richard Dawkins, whose writing I admire. I was looking forward to a book from which I could learn more about the man, in language I could understand. Instead, this is a collection of essays about Dawkin's work, some of which were somewhat interesting and most of which were way over my head.

    6. I am an aficionado of Professor Richard Dawkins, the great evolutionary biologist, ethologist, humanist, prolific author and lecturer. And I say that he deserves a better biography than this.Hmmm with all of those 4 stars in the ratings of my fellow readers, I'll have to re-read this book. I may have been too hasty in giving it only a 2 star rating. Or, more likely, I've confused it with some other biographical work about Professor Dawkins.

    7. I picked this up thinking it was a biography, but it's really a set of essays about the impact of The Selfish Gene (and to a lesser extent The Extended Phenotype) on the scientific community, our culture, philosophy, etc. If you've read The Selfish Gene then this one is also worth a look, it describes the paradigm shift that The Selfish Gene requires of readers very well and basically looks at the book from every possible angle.

    8. this book will appeal to very few people's just a collection of "how Dawkins changed my life" recollections.

    9. كتاب جيد في التعريف بريتشارد دوكينزلكنه لا يخلو من املال خصوصا في النصف الثاني منه

    10. Ok, first off, let me just say I hate the title of this book. Richard Dawkins is a cool and interesting writer, but he did not change the way I think. Setting that aside, though, he does provide lots of interesting food for thought, and this is a book with essays by a few dozen other cool thinkers. It's kind of what internet chat room conversations almost never are, but should be.The book is composed of about 25 essays by various people about Richard Dawkins' ideas, especially those in his book [...]

    11. Richards Writings on evolution are amazing because they are detailed, thoughtful and well argued and because1. the ideas make sense2. he has an uncommon gift for phrase making (every indication of inadvertent solicitude, the selfish gene).3. he reveals his personality in his writings4. he tells stories (the quest may be difficult, but the reader is never lost).he has a dim view of the intellectual and moral merits of religion. cultural traits evolve by a process of natural selection in which the [...]

    12. Solo merecerá la pena a los muy interesados (más o menos como yo, lo bastante para leer esto pero no lo bastante como para abrir su autobiografía). Algunas partes de científicos explicando cómo las contribuciones de Dawkins les ayudaron en su investigación son interesantes por relatarte cosas de las polémicas de la sociobiología o como contraejemplo claro a quien dice que el enfoque del gen egoísta es infalsable o que no ha contribuido a entender la evolución(refutado de sobras solo co [...]

    13. Zbiór reporterzy chwalących dokonania Richarda Dawkinsa. W sumie liczyłem na więcej krytyki, a było praktycznie samo zachwalanie. Nawet głosy antyfalne były bardzo przychylne. Z książki się dowiedziałem jakich przyjaciół i fanów ma Dawkins, bo zbytnio nowych rzeczy to nie, ale i tak warto przeczytać. Książka w Polsce ukazała się w 2008 roku, dwa lata po edycji w Anglii i trzydzieści lat po samolubnym genie. Na obecny czas (2015 rok( bardzo ciężko ją dostać, w wersji elekt [...]

    14. الكتاب عبارة عن أن كل عالم عارف ريتشارد دوكينز بيقول رأيه ف ريتشارد دوكينز وبيمدح فيه زائد أنه بيأيد كلامه ف أنكار وجود ربنا والكتاب مينفعش تستدل بيه على كلام دوكينز أو على فكره وعامة ريشتارد دوكينز ملحد أه بس ملحد بيستهبل وكلامه ف مناظراته بيثبت وجود أله للكون

    15. A fascinating collection of essays that summarises Dawkins' influence on a wide range of disciplines outside of biology: philosophy, psychology, sociology, computer science and popular science in general. Essential reading for Dawkins fans.

    16. We think in ways other than empirical verification, i.e. a priori analytical verification, or poetic sympathetic convergence, both of which are more important to the 'way we live' than is 'science'.

    17. مجموعه من الفصول تصف أراء مجموعه من الاشخاص من مختلف التخصصات تصف كيف اثر دوكينز بهم ورأيهم بمؤلفاته وافلامة الوثائقيه

    18. Great book about a very interesting man. After reading many of his books it was great to see how he ended up where he did. Looking forward to the second book

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