Why Does Pain Hurt?: An Inquiry Into the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

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In this essay I argue that Darwinian evolutionary theory, far from supporting a philosophy of metaphysical materialism, actually undermines it. Once this is recognized we see that evolutionary theory, for all its successes (which are considerable), is more limited than is generally supposed in its ability to reveal or explain the ultimate thrust of life.
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