Janet Radcliffe Richards has scored yet another success ....simply the clearest and most accurate introduction that there is to the current controversies about evolution, about Darwinian evolution in particular, and about how these do or do not apply to our own species. This is a book that will prove invaluable to students of all ages. Highly recommended.Michael Ruse, University of Guelph, Ontario
...a lucid treatment of one of the most important (and political) conflicts of our time.Wilson Quarterly
...a contribution to the Darwinian debate.Contemporary Review
...a superb book...Written with real verve and large doses of humour...provides insights with relevance to many issues in public policy and to numerous fields, including philosophy, political science, sociology, and law.Cass R. Sunstein, [Karl N. Llwellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence,] Law School and Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.
A really excellent text. Richards uses the controversy over sociobiology as a way to discuss a whole series of traditional philosophical problems....Professor David Hull, Northwestern University
About the Author
Janet Radcliffe Richards is Reader in Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Bioethics at University College London. she was formerly lecturer in philosophy at the Open University and is the author of the acclaimed book The Sceptical Feminist