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100 1  Wilson, Edward O.,|eauthor. 
245 14 The meaning of human existence /|cEdward O. Wilson. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bLiveright Publishing Corporation, a Division 
       of W.W. Norton & Company,|c[2014] 
300    207 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent. 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia. 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier. 
500    Includes index. 
505 0  1. The reason we exist: The meaning of meaning -- Solving 
       the riddle of the human species -- Evolution and our inner
       conflict -- 2. The unity of knowledge: The new 
       enlightenment -- The all-importance of the humanities -- 
       The driving force of social evolution -- 3. Humanity lost 
       in a pheromone world -- The superorganisms -- Why microbes
       rule the galaxy -- A portrait of E.T. -- The collapse of 
       biodiversity -- 4. Idols of the mind: Instinct -- Religion
       -- Free will -- 5. A human future: Alone and free in the 
       universe. 
520    How did humanity originate and why does a species like 
       ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, 
       even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and 
       perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?" In The
       Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to
       date, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson 
       grapples with these and other existential questions, 
       examining what makes human beings supremely different from
       all other species. Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche
       once called "the rainbow colors" around the outer edges of
       knowledge and imagination, Wilson takes his readers on a 
       journey, in the process bridging science and philosophy to
       create a twenty-first-century treatise on human 
       existence—from our earliest inception to a provocative 
       look at what the future of mankind portends.  Continuing 
       his groundbreaking examination of our "Anthropocene Epoch,
       " which he began with The Social Conquest of Earth, 
       described by the New York Times as "a sweeping account of 
       the human rise to domination of the biosphere," here 
       Wilson posits that we, as a species, now know enough about
       the universe and ourselves that we can begin to approach 
       questions about our place in the cosmos and the meaning of
       intelligent life in a systematic, indeed, in a testable 
       way. 
650  0 Philosophical anthropology. 
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