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Richard Dawkins is quite simply one of our generation’s most celebrated figures in science. His works on evolutionary biology have been groundbreaking, his popular science publications accessible and engaging. Ever forthright, he is as internationally renowned for his social and political discourse as his scientific research.
We are thrilled to welcome this extraordinary figure of 21st century thought to St Andrews to celebrate the release of Science In The Soul, a sweeping anthology of Dawkins’ essays, lecture and letters. Together, these pieces make a powerful and passionate argument for the value and wonder of science, and its importance to humanity’s development. In equal parts scientific and literary, Dawkins demonstrates through his prose why he is considered one of the greatest thinkers of our age.
‘The illumination of Dawkins’ incisive thinking on the intellectual world extends far beyond biology. What a treat to see so clearly how matter and meaning fit together, from fiction to philosophy to molecular biology, all in one unified vision!’ – Daniel Dennett