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Riddle of the Universe

Riddle of the Universe

Paperback Great Minds Series

By (author) Ernst Haeckel, Translated by Joseph McCabe

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  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Format: Paperback | 405 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 215mm x 26mm | 508g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Amherst
  • ISBN 10: 0879757469
  • ISBN 13: 9780879757465
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 688,239

Product description

Greatly influenced by Charles Darwin, the famed German zoologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) boldly defended the fact of organic evolution and seriously considered its far-reaching ramifications for science, philosophy, and theology. Advocating the interplay of empirical evidence and rational speculation, The Riddle of the Universe is his most daring, comprehensive, and successful work. Its monistic and naturalistic worldview offers a cosmic perspective and evolutionary framework that supplants traditional theistic beliefs in God, free will, and the personal immortality of the human soul. This classic volume remains a tour de force of critical thought, free inquiry, and intellectual value.

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