April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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"This volume is written in a very accessible style. It would make an ideal textbook for a seminar on evolutionary biology attended by both biologists and philosophers." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, June 2009)
"Ruse a professor of philosophy at Florida State University highlights the philosophical impact of Darwin’s work and legacy addressing many of the theological and ethical issues and implications that continue to fuel debate today." (San Diego Union Tribune, April 20, 2009)
"Quite usefully and skillfully applied to addressing the vast role of Darwin's work in evolution as it applies to science, philosophy, and society. The book is … well written and engaging both in style and content. I very much like the author's approach in this work because his efforts serve as far more than just a recounting of Darwin's life … .I highly recommend this excellent account of Darwin and how his life his interests and his world all came to help focus a keen intellect on resolving one of the prime mysteries of science. This book would serve not only college audiences of science students but also those studying philosophy." (Science Books and Films, December 2008)
"Ruse (Florida State) is an outstanding authority on Darwinism, a founder of modern evolutionary biology, and an important player in the evolution-creationism controversy. Ruse's new book is an authoritative, readable history of the philosophy of the theory of evolution as proposed by Darwin. Recommended." (CHOICE, October 2008)
"Currently [Blackwell Great Minds] follows its outstanding way with the present edition of Charles Darwin by Michael Ruse … .Ruse is an important figure in the Evolutionary Biology and Evolutionary Thought. With no doubt the book can be greeted as an outstanding work on the study and reading of Darwin in [an] enriching framework." (Metapsychology)
"Michael Ruse needs no introduction to anyone who has read about the philosophy of biology or the controversies surrounding Darwinism over the past three-and-a-half decades. ... Various strands of Ruse's study and thought are brought together here in a single, updated, moderate-length volume that addresses general, serious-minded readers, as well as students, who wish an introductory overview of Ruse's understanding of Darwinism." (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)"This is a very good, and a very enjoyable, book. The is conversational, lively and well-informed. Ruse has a real gift for conveying the gist of an idea intelligently and effectively and with integrity as well as verve."
- Peter Loptson, University of Guelph
"If you want to understand Darwinism and what it implies about nature, human nature, knowledge, morality and religion, this book is an unparalleled introduction and resource."
- Richard A. Richards, University of Alabama
"Michael Ruse is a superstar among scholars interested in Darwin and Darwinism. If you want the big picture from a brilliant, hard-thinking scholar, Ruse is the obvious choice."
- Joseph Cain, University College, London