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Evolutionary progress

Author: Matthew H Nitecki
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Nitecki
ISBN: 0226586928 9780226586922 0226586936 9780226586939
OCLC Number: 18380658
Notes: "This book is the result of the Spring Systematics Symposium held in May, 1987, at the Field Museum in Chicago"--Preface.
Description: viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Discerning the criteria for concepts of progress / Matthew H. Nitecki --
Progress in ideas of progress / David L. Hull --
Progress in evolution and meaning of life / William B. Provine --
Can "progress" be defined as a biological concept? / Francisco J. Ayala --
Molecules to men: evolutionary biology and thoughts of progress / Michael Ruse --
The moral foundations of the idea of evolutionary progress: Darwin, Spencer, and the neo-Darwinians / Robert J. Richards --
Orthogenesis and evolution in the nineteenth century / Robert C. Richardson, Thomas C. Kane --
The concept of progress in cultural evolution / Robert C. Dunnell --
Morpho-physiological progress / Adam Urbanek --
Evolutionary progress and levels of selection / John Maynard Smith --
Two constraints on the evolution of complex adaptions and the means of their avoidance / William C. Wimsatt, Jeffrey C. Schank --
Entropy, evolution and progress / E.O. Wiley --
Testing the fossil record for evolutionary progress / David M. Raup --
On replacing the idea of progress with an operational notion of directionality / Stephen Jay Gould.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew H. Nitecki.

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