Dobzhansky, T. The biological basis of human freedom
Theodosius Dobzhansky. The biological basis of human freedom
Dr. Dobzhansky interprets the philosophical implications of modern biological science for all who are interested in the nature of man. He shows that cultural evolution, unique to man, has set man apart by the development of his brain and his adaptiveness to environment. The only man has been able to achieve judgment of good and evil. The only man has been able to make an ethical choice, and for a choice of conduct, not only knowledge but also freedom is essential.
The book illustrates and makes clear how and why the highest illumination achieved by science, participating in the humanistic tradition in thought, is seen to affirm man’s unique dignity in the scheme of life.
Columbia University Press
The Rockefeller University, "Dobzhansky, T. The biological basis of human freedom" (1956). RU Authors. 27.