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Science, politics, and evolution

Author: Elisabeth Anne Lloyd
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
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"This book brings together important essays by one of the leading philosophers of science at work today. Elisabeth A. Lloyd examines several of the central topics in philosophy of biology, including the structure of evolutionary theory, units of selection, and evolutionary psychology, as well as the Science Wars, feminism and science, and sexuality and objectivity. Lloyd challenges the current evolutionary accounts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Anne Lloyd
ISBN: 9780521865708 0521865700
OCLC Number: 156874682
Description: vii, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of Darwin's support for the theory of natural selection --
A semantic approach to the structure of population genetics --
Confirmation of evolutionary and ecological models --
Units and levels of selection --
Species selections on variability --
An open letter to Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson, regarding their book, Unto others: the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior --
Problems with pluralism --
Normality and variation: the human genome project and the ideal human type --
Evolutionary psychology: the burdens of proof --
Objectivity and the double standard for feminist epistemologies --
Science and anti-science: objectivity and its real enemies --
Pre-theoretical assumptions in evolutionary explanations of female sexuality.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: Elisabeth A. Lloyd.
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