Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge

Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge

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A scientific look at the nature of knowledge and the Darwinian processes which it propogates, both in the minds of human beings and in the genes of all species. Through the process of natural selection, species acquire behaviours that enable them to survive, thus effectively acquiring knowledge of their environment. The book develops Richard Dawkins's idea of the "memes", the equivalent of genes in the Darwinian process by which human ideas propogate.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 17mm | 206g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0140230920
  • 9780140230925

Table of contents

The problem with knowledge; evolution theory; universal Darwinism; behaviour without thought; the evolution of intelligence; aspects of human knowledge; the philosophical problems in perspective.show more

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