"Remarkably clear, straightforward, and brief....Provocative."--Kirkus Reviews
"Rachel's book covers an extraordinarily diverse array of scientific, historical and philosophical topics (beginning with a 55-page synopsis of Darwin's life and thought) with admirable brevity, simplicity, fairness and clarity. It deserves to be read and pondered on by anyone with a serious interest in evolutionary thought or the treatment of animals."--American Scientist
"A lucid and lively account." --Journal of Metaphysics
"Ambitious, provocative, challenging, erudite....Commands attention." --Medical Humanities Review
"Clearly written and engaging."--Ethics
About the Author
About the Author:
James Rachels is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of The End of Life and The Elements of Moral Philosophy.