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Philosophy of biology : an anthology

Author: Alex Rosenberg; Robert Arp
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This excellent anthology covers a wide range of biological disciplines and controversies. It demonstrates the great value of reflective philosophical analysis in interpreting biology and its  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Rosenberg; Robert Arp
ISBN: 9781405183178 1405183179 9781405183161 1405183160
OCLC Number: 783444442
Description: x, 449 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Personal Acknowledgments Source Acknowledgments General Introduction: A Short History of Philosophy of Biology: Alex Rosenberg and Robert Arp Part I: Basic Principles and Proofs of Darwinism Introduction 1. Struggle for Existence and Natural Selection: Charles Darwin 2. Evolution: Eugenie G. Scott Part II: Evolution and Chance Introduction 3. Beyond the Reach of Chance: Michael Denton 4. Accumulating Small Change: Richard Dawkins 5. Chance and Natural Selection: John Beatty 6. The Principle of Drift: Biology's First Law: Robert N. Brandon Part III: The Tautology Problem Introduction 7. Darwin's Untimely Burial: Stephen Jay Gould 8. Adaptation and Evolutionary Theory: Robert N. Brandon Part IV: Adaptationism Introduction 9. The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme: Stephen Jay Gould and Richard C. Lewontin 10. How to Carry Out the Adaptationist Program?: Ernst Mayr Part V: Biological Function and Teleology Introduction 11. The Modern Philosophical Resurrection of Teleology: Mark Perlman 12. Neo-Teleology: Robert Cummins 13. A Modern History Theory of Functions: Peter Godfrey-Smith Part VI: Evolutionary Developmental Biology Introduction 14. Endless Forms: The Evolution of Gene Regulation and Morphological Diversity: Sean B. Carroll 15. Functional Evo-devo: Casper J. Breuker, Vincent Debat, and Christian Peter Klingenberg Part VII: Reductionism and the Biological Sciences Introduction 16. 1953 and All That: A Tale of Two Sciences: Philip Kitcher 17. The Multiple Realizability Argument against Reductionism: Elliott Sober Part VIII: Species and Classification Problems Introduction 18. Species, Taxonomy, and Systematics: Marc Ereshefsky 19. Spec;iation: A Catalogue and Critique of Species Concepts: Jerry A. Coyne and H. Allen Orr Part IX: The Units of Selection Debate Introduction 20. Artifact, Cause, and Genic Selection: Elliott Sober and Richard C. Lewontin 21. The Return of the Gene: Kim Sterelny and Philip Kitcher 22. The Levels of Selection Debate: Philosophical Issues: Samir Okasha Part X: Sociobiology and Ethics Introduction 23. Sociobiology: The New Synthesis: Edward O. Wilson 24. The Evolution of Cooperation: Robert Axelrod and William D. Hamilton 25. Darwinism in Moral Philosophy and Social Theory: Alex Rosenberg Part XI: Evolutionary Psychology Introduction 26. Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology: John Tooby and Leda Cosmides 27. The Environments of Our Hominin Ancestors, Tool-usage, and Scenario Visualization: Robert Arp Part XII: Design and Creationism Introduction 28. Science and Creationism: Donald Prothero 29. Irreducible Complexity: Obstacle to Darwinian Evolution: Michael J. Behe 30. The Flagellum Unspun: The Collapse of "Irreducible Complexity": Kenneth R. Miller
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 32.
Responsibility: ed. by Alex Rosenberg and Robert Arp.

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