Series on Dennett’s Darwin’s Dangerous Idea




One of the more substantial challenges facing natural selection as a comprehensive explanatory model in biology is in understanding the mechanism behind the model. Daniel Dennett attempts to do just that in Darwin’s Dangerous Idea. Providing a comprehensive philosophical foundation for the mechanics of natural selection, Dennett’s book is both an apologetic and a polemic against competing alternatives.

This series will consist of a set of précis of each chapter of the book. I will not critically analyze each chapter but provide a thorough summary with the goal of helping the reader better understand Dennett’s core arguments.

See the title page here which lists all the individual posts.



Morality from Compassion

2022.08.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ingmar Persson, Morality from Compassion, Oxford University Press, 2021,...