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Philosophy of biology today

Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1988.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy and biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As molecular biologists peer ever more deeply into life's mysteries, there are those who fear that such 'reductionism' conceals more than it reveals, and there are those who complain that the new techniques threaten the physical safety of us all. As students of evolution apply their understanding to our own species, some people think that this is merely an excuse for racist and sexist propaganda, and others worry  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse
ISBN: 088706910X 9780887069109 0887069118 9780887069116
OCLC Number: 17951358
Notes: "A much shortened version of this volume served as the base of the first Gordon Lowther memorial address at York University, Canada, in February 1988"--Page ix.
Description: x, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evolutionary theory --
Population genetics --
Molecular biology --
Challenges to the paradigm --
Teleology --
Systematics --
Human biology --
Philosophical implications --
Other topics --
Other lands.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: Michael Ruse.
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"As molecular biologists peer ever more deeply into life's mysteries, there are those who fear that such 'reductionism' conceals more than it reveals, and there are those who complain that the new techniques threaten the physical safety of us all. As students of evolution apply their understanding to our own species, some people think that this is merely an excuse for racist and sexist propaganda, and others worry that the whole exercise blatantly violates the religious beliefs many hold dear. These controversies are the joint concerns of biologists and philosophers--of those whose task it is to study the theoretical and moral foundations of knowledge"--Publisher description.

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