In Full House, Stephen Gould traces the spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin. Along the way, he offers his readers a new understanding of some of history’s most important thinkers and scientists. Highly intellectual and engaging, this book is perfect for anyone interested in philosophy or science.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who is interested in philosophy or science. Gould provides a thorough overview of the thinking and work of some of history’s most important thinkers and scientists, making it an excellent choice for those looking to learn more about these subjects. The engaging writing style also makes it enjoyable to read for those with no prior knowledge on the topic.
- Stephen Gould is a highly respected thinker and scientist
- The book offers a new understanding of some of history’s most important thinkers and scientists
- It is perfect for anyone interested in philosophy or science
- The author’s writing style can be dense and difficult to follow at times.
- The book doesn’t have a clear structure, which can make it challenging to read.
- It covers a lot of ground, so some readers may find it hard to keep up with the author’s arguments.
Learn more about the author
Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation.
“This book is crammed full of interesting information. Gould has a knack for making complex topics understandable, and he provides insight into the minds of some of history’s most brilliant thinkers.”
“An extremely ambitious and successful work that will be of interest to a wide range of readers.”
“The best one-volume exposition of the Western intellectual tradition that I have ever read.”
“This book is amazing. Gould does a great job of tracing the development of excellence from Plato to Darwin, and he provides in-depth insights into the thoughts of some of history’s most important thinkers and scientists. If you’re interested in either philosophy or science, then you need to read this book.”