Buy New
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Save: $4.76 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Evolution and Ethics and ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Evolution and Ethics and Other Essays Paperback – December 27, 2002

See all 34 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, December 27, 2002
$13.23 $22.04
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

The Road to Character by David Brooks
The Road to Character by David Brooks
Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, the author challenges us to rebalance the scales between achieving wealth and status—and those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, faithfulness, etc. Learn more | See similar books
$13.23 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (December 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410203549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410203540
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,338,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Currie-Knight TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 11, 2008
Format: Kindle Edition
IF you are curious to read this collection of essays, I would suggest looking elsewhere. While most of the essays are correct, "Science and Morals" is completely - and erroneously - missing from this collection. It is replaced by an essay called "Natural Selection not Inconsistent With Natural Theology," and simply slipped in under the title of "Science and Morals."

To compound the difficulty with this edition, there is no formal 'Table of Contents.' To get to a certain essay, one literally needs to scroll through the entire book. One cannot simply click on an essay title in the table of contents and go to that essay. (One would really suspect that, as this is simply a copy of the Gutenberg Project's file, amazon might have put some work in and created a table of contents in order to justify that $1+ hike in price. (Why not just get it from Gutenberg for free?)

Other than that, this is an interesting essay collection and I must confess that the second essay - in which Huxley works at convincing us that the "secondary cause" of evolution does not rule out belief in the "primary cause" opf God - is interesting. Like the rest of the collection, it is just-as-relevant today as it was when first published.

The rest of the essays deal primarily with Huxley's desire to seperate himself with the then-in-vogue philosophy of social darwinism. Contra this, Huxley argues that while nature is, by itself, morally neutral, we must not see human morals as artificial, but as a legitimate part of the natural fabric. And so much about our moral sentiments and laws of civil society show us that our morals often contrast sharply with the social darwinist ethic of "survival of the fittest," and the brute struggle for existence.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Evolution and Ethics and Other Essays
This item: Evolution and Ethics and Other Essays
Price: $17.99 $13.23
Ships from and sold by