on 3 April 2010
The book is split into three parts. The first part could be thought of as an early predecessor of Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, as it shares the same totally deterministic, scientific conceptualisation. But he then smashes this view to pieces in fantastic fashion with idealism, demonstrating that these are expedient scientific fictions, and not "true reality" in and for itself. But then the third part is utter dross about egalitarian socialism, which as far as I can see has nothing to do with the previous parts. But still certainly worth getting for the second part alone.