The following reading list includes selections by the speakers in our 2006-07 Gannett speaker series and related recommended readings. Evolutionary science reaches into our daily lives, as the evolution/creationism debate has entered public discourse in recent years. These recommended readings offer a framework for understanding the challenges from various disciplinary perspectives. We encourage you to explore the books and the DVD's. The readings are available on Reserve in Wallace Library, RIT. Many books by our various speakers are also available for purchase in the RIT bookstore, Campus Connections, and Student Alumni Union. Books by specific authors will be available for purchase and signing at each talk.
You may check the status of each item directly at the Wallace Library website.
Books by the Speakers
Evolution vs. Creationism:
An Introduction by
Evolution and the Capacity
for Commitment by
The Truth about
Cinderella: A Darwinian View of Parental Love by Martin Daly and Margo Wilson.
Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating by David M.Buss. Basic Books, 2003. HQ21 .B95 2003
Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill by David M.Buss. Penguin Press HC, 2005. HV6515 .B88 2005
Books by the Capstone Speaker, Daniel C. Dennett
and PBS DVD in also
Brainstorms: philosophical essays on mind and psychology BF38.D46 1981
Elbow room: the varieties of free will worth wanting BJ1461.D426 1984
The intentional stance B105.I56D46 1987
The mind's I: fantasies and reflections on self and soul / composed and arranged by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett B29.H58 1981
Brainchildren: essays on designing minds (replacement copy on order).
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon BL2775.3 .D46 2006
Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (Jean Nicod Lectures) B945.D393 S94 2005
Freedom Evolves BJ1461 .D427 2004
Daniel Dennett (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus) ed. Andrew Brook and Don Ross
Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design by
Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross.