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Darwinism's struggle for survival : heredity and the hypothesis of natural selection

Author: Jean Gayon; Matthew Cobb
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a philosophical interpretation of the history of theoretical Darwinism, from its origins and early problems in the nineteenth century to the genetic theory of natural selection  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Gayon; Matthew Cobb
ISBN: 9780521562508 0521562503 9780521039673 0521039673
OCLC Number: 718535216
Notes: Trad. de: Darwin et l'après-Darwin : une histoire de l'hypothèse de sélection naturelle.
Description: 516 p.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Darwinian Hypothesis: 1. Wallace and Darwin: a disagreement and its meaning; 2. The ontology of selection; 3. Jenkin's objections, Darwin's dilemma; Part II. Selection Faced with the Challenge of Heredity: Sixty Years of Principled Crisis: 4. Galton and the concept of heredity; 5. Post-Darwinian views of selection and regression; 6. The strategy of indirect corroboration: the case of mimicry; 7. The search for direct proof: biometry; 8. Establishing the possibility of natural selection: the confrontation of Darwinism and Mendelism; Part III. The Genetic Theory of Selection: 9. The place of selection in theoretical population genetics; 10. The empirical and the formal; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
Responsibility: Jean Gayon ; transl. by Matthew Cobb.

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