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The Mindless Agent: Evolutionary Adaptations and By-products

SCOTT ATRAN

in In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178036
eISBN:
9780199850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178036.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The evolutionary concept of adaptation differs from more general notions of adaptation or “adaptiveness” current in anthropology and ecology. The idea of adaptation most congenial to evolutionary ... More


Theism and Allism

Alex Rosenberg

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This paper defends the claim that one cannot, with logical consistency, be a theist and embrace the theory of natural selection as an explanation for adaptation. It further illustrates the problems ... More


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