Can the insights of science provide a proper understanding of human culture, or must the analysis of culture be left to the so-called human sciences - anthropology, psychology, or sociology? "The Imagined World Made Real" is an attempt to marry the human and biological sciences, bridging the gulf between these various disciplines. The theory of evolution provides the bridge. The text can be used as an introduction to evolutionary theory and its analysis of human nature, offering a unified approach to the natural and human sciences.
Professor of Psychobiology at University College London, author of two previous Penguins: Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge and Evolution in Mind.