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A useful inheritance : evolutionary aspects of the theory of knowledge

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the evolutionary aspects of epistemology by focusing on seven major aspects, since philosophers tend to view evolution from a cultural as well as biological point of view.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 0847676153 9780847676156
OCLC Number: 817601088
Description: 138 p.
Contents: Chapter 1 Cognitive Evolution and Its Modes Chapter 2 Thesis Darwinism: A False Start in Evolutionary Epistemology Chapter 3 The Cultural Evolution of Communal Practices in Inquiry Chapter 4 The Intelligibility of Nature Chapter 5 Our Science as O-U-R Science Chapter 6 Evolution as an Allocation Mechanism Chapter 7 Does A Darwinian Account of the Origin of Mind Preclude Intentionality and Purpose?
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The book is well-written, concise, and nicely organized. Recommended for any library supporting at least an undergraduate major in philosophy or the natural sciences. * CHOICE *

 
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