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Dimensions of Darwinism : themes and counterthemes in twentieth century evolutionary theory

Author: Marjorie Grene; Werner-Reimers-Stiftung.
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1983.
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Papers presented at a conference held Aug. 27-28, 1981 in Bad Homburg, West Germany, sponsored by Werner Reimers Stiftung. Includes bibliographies and index.
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Genre/Form: Congress
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Grene; Werner-Reimers-Stiftung.
ISBN: 0521254086 9780521254083 273510060X 9782735100606
OCLC Number: 9197170
Notes: Papers presented at a conference held Aug. 27-28, 1981 in Bad Homburg, West Germany, sponsored by Werner Reimers Stiftung.
Description: ix, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The developing synthesis: Fisher's entrance into evolutionary science: the role of eugenics / Bernard Norton --
The abandonment of Lamarckian explanations: the case of climatic parallelism of animal characteristics / Bernhard Rensch --
The development of Wright's theory of evolution: systematics, adaptation, and drift / William B. Provine --
The hardening of the modern synthesis / Stephen Jay Gould --
pt. 2. Mimetic theory: its relation to the history of evolutionary biology: Mimicry: views of naturalists and ecologists before the modern synthesis / William C. Kimler --
"The hypothesis that explains mimetic resemblance explains evolution": the gradualist-saltationist schism / John R.G. Turner --
pt. 3. The German paleontological and morphological tradition: Evolutionary theory in German paleontology / Wolf-Ernst Reif --
The role of morphology in the theory of evolution / Rupert Riedl --
pt. 4. Some contemporary issues: the synthesis reconsidered: Paleobiology at the crossroads: a critique of some modern paleobiological research programs / Antoni Hoffman --
Current controversies in evolutionary biology / John Maynard Smith --
"Adaptation" / Richard M. Burain --
Evolutionary theory and its consequences for the concept of adaptation / D.S. Peters.
Responsibility: edited by Marjorie Grene.
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This collection of twelve essays by biologists, historians, and philosophers examines the growth and conceptual structure of the modern evolutionary synthesis, or 'neo-Darwinism'. Taken as a whole,  Read more...

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