This book is about evolutionary anthropology, a new anthropology blossomed in "Darwin's garden of knowledge."
- Book Intro
The author introduces new knowledge and thoughts that have been derived from the theory of evolution and emphasizes that science will become anthropology of the 21st century.
Professor Jang Dayk's criticism, which was occasionally revealed in his previously written books Darwin's Study and Darwin's Table, has been materialized in this book and established as an independent theory. This book finalizes the trilogy of Darwin which provides new insights into our society at the forefront of knowledge.
Why do we need scientific anthropology? Is the true fusion of science and humanities possible?
In this book, Professor Jang Dayk reveals his aspect of a convergence scholar, a combination of an evolutionist scholar and a scientific philosopher, and answers the questions that we are facing now.
Part 1 presents evolutionary anthropology, which redefines humans from the viewpoint of evolution. Here, the theory of evolution extends beyond the discipline (biology) of animals and plants to theories that can embrace human beings (humanities) and artifacts (cultures).
Part 2, which can be the application of evolutionary anthropology, examines sociology, astronomy, religious studies, moral psychology, mind and body theories, and innovation theories and reveals new aspects of human nature from a different perspective from existing disciplines.
- About the Author
Jang Dayk graduated from KAIST with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received an MA and PhD in Philosophy of Biology and Evolution from the Program in History and Philosophy of Science of Seoul National University. Jang previously worked as a researcher in the cognitive science research center of Tufts University, a research professor in the science culture center of Seoul National University, and a professor at Culture and Education in Dongduk Women's University. Jang currently works as a professor of Undeclared Major at Seoul National University while studying on the evolution of culture and sociality. Books Jang has written include The Table of Darwin, Darwin's Table, The Garden of Darwin, and Ultra Social. Works Jang translated include Consilience (co-translated) written by Edward Wilson. Jang won the 11th Korean Science Culture Award.