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Ruse, Michael

Works: 275 works in 1,452 publications in 3 languages and 59,334 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Other, Author of introduction, htt, Contributor, Collector, Creator, Publishing director, edi
Classifications: QH361, 231.7652
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Ruse
The evolution-creation struggle by Michael Ruse( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 3,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest book, Michael Ruse, a preeminent authority on Darwinian evolutionary thought and a leading participant in the ongoing debate, uncovers surprising similarities between evolutionist and creationist thinking. Exploring the underlying philosophical commitments of evolutionists, he reveals that those most hostile to religion are just as evangelical as their fundamentalist opponents. But more crucially, and reaching beyond the biblical issues at stake, he demonstrates that these two diametrically opposed ideologies have, since the Enlightenment, engaged in a struggle for the privilege of defining human origins, moral values, and the nature of reality." "Highlighting modern-day partisans as divergent as Richard Dawkins and Left Behind authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Ruse's book takes on the assumptions of controversialists of every stripe and belief and offers to all a new and productive way of understanding this unifying, if often bitter, quest."--Jacket
The evolution wars : a guide to the debates by Michael Ruse( )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been more than 70 years since Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan debated the controversial topic of evolution versus creation. The evolution wars draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries. It focuses on the great debates, including the 19th century clash over the nature of classification and debates about the fossil record, genetics, and human nature. Much attention is paid to external factors and the underlying motives of scientists. In these pages you will meet Charles Darwin's grandfather Erasmus, the Frenchmen Georges Cuvier and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, new creationist Phillip Johnson, J.B.S. Haldane, and many other stars of the debates
Darwin and design : does evolution have a purpose? by Michael Ruse( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darwin and Design surveys the argument from design from its introduction by the Greeks, through the coming of Darwinism, down to the present day. In clear, non-technical language Michael Ruse, a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism, offers a full and fair assessment of the status of the argument from design in light of both the advances of modern evolutionary biology and the thinking of today's philosophers - with special attention given to the supporters and critics of "intelligent design."" "The first comprehensive history and exposition of Western thought about design in the natural world, this important work suggests directions for our thinking as we move into the twenty-first century. A thoroughgoing guide to a perennially controversial issue, the book makes its own substantial contribution to the ongoing debate about the relationship between science and religion, and between evolution and its religious critics."--Jacket
Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology by Michael Ruse( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ubiquitous in Darwin's time, the idea of an unceasing improvement in life insinuated its way into evolutionary theory from the first. In interviews with today's major figures in evolutionary biology - including Stephen Jay Gould, Edward O. Wilson, Ernst Mayr, and John Maynard Smith - and in an intimate look at the discoveries and advances in the history and philosophy of science, Ruse finds this belief just as prevalent today - however it might be denied or obscured. His
The philosophy of biology by David L Hull( )

57 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation : current usages / Mary Jane West-Eberhard / - The leibnizian paradigm / Daniel C. Dennett / - Six sayings about adaptationism / Elliott Sober / - Two concepts of constraint : adaptationism and the challenge from developmental biology / Ron Amundson / - Developmental systems and evolutionary explanation / P.E. Griffiths / - The return of the gene / Kim Sterelny / - A Critical review of philosophical work on the units of selection problem / Elliott Sober / - Function without purpose : the uses of causal role function in evolutionary biology / Ron Amundson / - Functions : consensus without unity / Peter Godfrey-Smith / - Individuality, pluralism, and the phylogenetic species concept / Brent D. Mishler / - Eliminative pluralism / Marc Ereshefsky / - Science and myth / John Maynard Smith / - Gender and science : origin, history, and politics / Evelyn Fox Keller / - Essentialism and constructionism about sexual orientation / Edward Stein / - Altruism : theoretical contexts / Alex
The Darwinian paradigm : essays on its history, philosophy, and religious implications by Michael Ruse( )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Evolutionary naturalism : selected essays by Michael Ruse( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology which put the theory of knowledge and of moral behaviour on a philosophical basis informed by contemporary evolutionary biological theory
Science and spirituality : making room for faith in the age of science by Michael Ruse( )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, Michael Ruse offers a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion. Arguing against both extremes - in one corner, the New Atheists; in the other, the Creationists and their offspring, the Intelligent Designers - he asserts that science is undoubtedly the highest and most fruitful source of human inquiry. Yet, by its very nature and its deep reliance on metaphor, science restricts itself and is unable to answer basic, significant, and potent questions about the meaning of the universe and humankind's place within it. Ruse shows that one can legitimately be a skeptic about all of these questions, yet why it is nonetheless open for a Christian, or member of any faith, to offer answers. Scientists, he concludes, should be proud of their achievements but modest about their scope. Christians should be confident of their mission but respectful of the successes of science."--Jacket
The Darwinian revolution : science red in tooth and claw by Michael Ruse( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the Darwinian revolution and why is it important for philosophers? These are the questions tackled in this Element. In four sections, the topics covered are the story of the revolution, the question of whether it really was a revolution, the nature of the revolution, and the implications for philosophy, both epistemology and ethics
The paleobiological revolution : essays on the growth of modern paleontology by Michael Ruse( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This incredible ascendance of this once-maligned science to the vanguard of a field is chronicled in "The Paleobiological Revolution"
Evolution : the first four billion years by Michael Ruse( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to evolutionary biology, with sixteen essays about the history and philosophy of the field, related empirical and theoretical questions about topics such as speciation, adaptation, and development, and articles on important figures, social and political issues, and related religious topics
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Darwin and evolutionary thought by Michael Ruse( )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin. It covers the background to Darwin's discovery of the theory of evolution through natural selection, the work he produced and his contemporaries' reactions to it, and evaluates his influence on science in the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species. It also explores the implications of Darwin's discoveries in religion, politics, gender, literature, culture, philosophy and medicine, critically evaluating Darwin's legacy. Fully illustrated and clearly written, it is suitable for scholars and students as well as the general reader. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today"--
Can a Darwinian be a Christian? : the relationship between science and religion by Michael Ruse( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adopting a balanced perspective on the subject, Michael Ruse offers a serious examination of both Darwinism and Christianity. He covers a wide range of topics, from the Scopes Monkey Trial to claims about the religious significance of extraterrestrials. He deals with major figures in the current science/religion debate (Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, and E.O. Wilson on the science side, as well as Arthur Peacocke, Robert J. Russell, and Keith Ward on the religion side). He considers in detail the claims of the new creationism and reveals some surprising parallels between Darwinian materialists and traditional thinkers such as Saint Augustine." "Michael Ruse argues that, although it is at times difficult for a Darwinian to embrace Christian belief, it is by no means inconceivable. At the same time he suggests ways in which a Christian believer should have no difficulty accepting evolution in general, and Darwinism in particular."--Jacket
Debating design : from Darwin to DNA by William A Dembski( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dembski, Michael Ruse, and other prominent philosophers provide here a comprehensive balanced overview of the debate concerning biological origins--a controversial dialectic since Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859. Invariably, the source of controversy has been "design." Is the appearance of design in organisms (as exhibited in their functional complexity) the result of purely natural forces acting without prevision or teleology? Or, does the appearance of design signify genuine prevision and teleology, and, if so, is that design empirically detectable and thus open to scientific inquiry? Four main positions have emerged in response to these questions: Darwinism, self-organization, theistic evolution, and intelligent design. The contributors to this volume define their respective positions in an accessible style, inviting readers to draw their own conclusions. Two introductory essays furnish a historical overview of the debate
Darwinian heresies( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darwinian Heresies looks at the history of evolutionary thought, breaking through much of the conventional thinking to see whether there are assumptions or theories that are blinding us to important issues. The collection, which includes some of today's leading historians and philosophers of science, digs beneath the surface and shows that not all is precisely as it is too often assumed to be. Covering a wide range of issues starting back in the eighteenth century, Darwinian Heresies brings us through the time of Charles Darwin and the Origin all the way to the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Charles Darwin by Michael Ruse( )

35 editions published between 1893 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruse (philosophy, Florida State U.) brings to the series his long philosophical interest in both biology and Darwin (1809-82). He explores the English naturalist's philosophical thoughts as he developed his theories on evolution, and the philosophical implications of his discoveries and interpretations of them. He also considers neo-Darwinism, which is how most people today understand his work
Atheism : what everyone needs to know by Michael Ruse( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject. Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a balanced look at the topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically. Written in an easily accessible style, the book uses a question and answer format to examine the history of atheism, arguments for and against atheism, the relationship between religion and science, and the issue of the meaning of life-and whether or not one can be a happy and satisfied atheist. Above all, the author stresses that the atheism controversy is not just a matter of the facts, but a matter of burning moral concern, both about the stand one should take on the issues and the consequences of one's commitment
The stem cell controversy : debating the issues( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of essays that address various issues associated with stem cell research including the medical promises it could offer as well as the ethic and religious objections to the process
Sociobiology, sense or nonsense? by Michael Ruse( Book )

63 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1975, the distinguished Harvard entomologist Edward O. Wilson published a truly huge book entitled, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis. In this book, drawing on both fact and theory, Wilson tried to present a com prehensive overview of the rapidly growing subject of 'sociobiology', the study of the biological nature and foundations of animal behaviour, more precisely animal social behaviour. Although, as the title rather implies, Wilson was more surveying and synthesising than developing new material, he com pensated by giving the most thorough and inclusive treatment possible, beginning in the animal world with the most simple of forms, and progressing via insects, lower invertebrates, mammals and primates, right up to and in cluding our own species, Homo sapiens. Initial reaction to the book was very favourable, but before the year was out it came under withering attack from a group of radical scientists in the Boston area, who styled themselves 'The Science for the People Sociobiology Study Group'. Criticism, of course, is what every academic gets (and needs!); but, for two reasons, this attack was particularly unpleasant. First, not only were Wilson's ideas attacked, but he himself was smeared by being linked with the most reactionary of political thinkers, including the Nazis
Darwinism as religion : what literature tells us about evolution by Michael Ruse( )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwinism as Religion argues that the theory of evolution given by Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century has always functioned as much as a secular form of religion as anything purely scientific. Through the words of novelists and poets, Michael Ruse argues that Darwin took us from the secure world of Christian faith into a darker, less friendly world of chance and lack of meaning
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The evolution-creation struggle
The evolution wars : a guide to the debatesDarwin and design : does evolution have a purpose?Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biologyThe philosophy of biologyThe Darwinian paradigm : essays on its history, philosophy, and religious implicationsEvolutionary naturalism : selected essaysScience and spirituality : making room for faith in the age of scienceThe Darwinian revolution : science red in tooth and claw
Alternative Names
Michael Ruse Canadees filosoof

Michael Ruse fealsamh Ceanadach

Michael Ruse filòsof canadenc

Michael Ruse filosofo canadese

Michael Ruse filósofo canadiano

Michael Ruse filósofo canadiense

Michael Ruse filosofo kanadarra

Michael Ruse filósofu canadianu

Michael Ruse filozof kanadez

Michael Ruse Kanada filosoof

Michael Ruse philosophe canadien

Michael Ruse US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftphilosoph, Wissenschaftshistoriker

Rʹjuz, M. 1940-

Ruse, Michael 1940-

Рьюз, М 1940-

Рьюз, М. (Майкл), 1940-

Рьюз, Майкл

מייקל רוז פילוסוף קנדי

مايكل روس

مايكل روس فيلسوف كندي

مایکل روس فیلسوف کانادایی

माइकल रूज़

루스, 마이클 1940-


ルーズ, マイケル




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