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Challenging the modern synthesis : adaptation, development, and inheritance

Author: Philippe Huneman; Denis M Walsh
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of original essays surveys recent challenges to the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution that arise from empirical advances in the understanding of evolution since the advent of the 21st century. It presents a spectrum of views by philosophers and biologists on the status and prospects of the Modern Synthesis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Huneman; Denis M Walsh
ISBN: 9780199377183 0199377189 9780199377190 0199377197 0199377170 9780199377176
OCLC Number: 1001337947
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Challenging the Modern Synthesis; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Challenging the Modern Synthesis; Part I: Adaptation and Selection; 1. Natural Selection, Adaptation, and the Recovery of Development; 2. Why Would We Call for a New Evolutionary Synthesis? The Variation Issue and the Explanatory Alternatives; 3. Genetic Assimilation and the Paradox of Blind Variation; 4. Evolutionary Theory Evolving; Part II: Development; 5. Evo-​Devo and the Structure(s) of Evolutionary Theory: A Different Kind of Challenge; 6. Toward a Nonidealist Evolutionary Synthesis 7. Evolvability and Its Evolvability8. "Chance Caught on the Wing": Metaphysical Commitment or Methodological Artifact?; Part III: Inheritance; 9. Limited Extended Inheritance; 10. Heredity and Evolutionary Theory; 11. Serial Homology as a Challenge to Evolutionary Theory: The Repeated Parts of Organisms from Idealistic Morphology to Evo-​Devo; Index
Responsibility: edited by Philippe Huneman and Denis M. Walsh.

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This volume of original essays surveys recent challenges to the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution that arise from empirical advances in the understanding of evolution since the advent of the 21st  Read more...

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represents the latest in a growing body of literature ... The contributors to these sections develop a wide range of ideas about the past, present, and future of evolutionary theory. * Karen Kovaka, Read more...

 
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