Steve McIntosh’s new book, Evolution’s Purpose: An Integrative Interpretation of the Scientific Story of our Origins, is at long last available for purchase.
I interviewed McIntosh just this past summer. We talked in Chelsea, just near the High Rise, and I experienced Steve’s breadth and depth of ideas first-hand (and left with my head buzzing on the whole concept of the dialectic of history).
Steve’s book is no less impressive. The text is passionate, articulate, philosophical and clear. He covers a lot of ground for the book’s size (roughly 300 pages), and explores topics that I feel are fresh in the world of integral literature and philosophy; even covering some of the more controversial topics, like making a case for progress in light of the critical mind of the postmodern world. Whether or not you will agree with each of his arguments, I think Steve is able to present a totally fresh case for a teleological and progressive worldview that is worth considering. A more thorough exploration of Evolution’s Purpose is forthcoming (look out for blogs in the coming months).
For those who have picked up Carter Phipp’s Evolutionaries and wish for a deeper look at evolutionary philosophy, this is it.
In the meanwhile, here’s a recent video of Steve discussing his book: