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Bringing biology to life : an introduction to the philosophy of biology

Author: Mahesh Ananth
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing Biology to Life is a guided tour of the philosophy of biology, canvassing three broad areas: the early history of biology, from Aristotle to Darwin; traditional debates regarding species, function, and units of selection; and recent efforts to better understand the human condition in light of evolutionary biology. Topics are addressed using no more technical jargon than necessary, and without presupposing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mahesh Ananth
ISBN: 9781551119908 1551119900
OCLC Number: 1049210876
Description: xviii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: IntroductionChapter 1: Aristotle's Philosophy of BiologyChapter 2: Darwin's DarwinismChapter 3: The Unit of SelectionChapter 4: Biological FunctionChapter 5: The Species DebateChapter 6: Evolution and EthicsChapter 7: Evolutionary PsychologyChapter 8: Evolution and Religion
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