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Title:
The human instinct : how we evolved to have reason, consciousness, and free will
Author:
Miller, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Raymond), 1948- author.
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
viii, 294 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Summary:
"A ... exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will"--Amazon.com.

"Detailing our biological trajectory, Miller shows how we became the only species that could produce Mozart, da Vinci, and Darwin himself. A proper understanding of evolution, he says, reveals humankind in its glorious uniqueness--one foot planted firmly among all of the creatures we've evolved alongside, and the other in the special place of self-awareness and understanding that we alone occupy in the universe." -- Publisher's description.
Language:
English
Contents:
Grandeur -- Say it ain't so -- Chance and wonder -- Explaining it all -- The mind of a primate -- Consciousness -- I, Robot -- Center stage.
ISBN:
9781476790268
Format :
Book