Book ID: CBB000077209

The philosophy of biology (1998)


Hull, David L. (Editor)
Ruse, Michael (Editor)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1998
Physical Details: ix + 772 pp.; notes; index

Description Previously published essays. Contents: West-Eberhard, Mary Jane: Adaptation: Current usages. Dawkins, Richard: Universal Darwinism. Dennett, Daniel C.: The Leibnizian paradigm. Gould, Stephen Jay, Vrba, Elisabeth S.: Exaptation: A missing term in the science of form. Sober, Elliott: Six sayings about adaptationism. Amundson, Ron: Two concepts of constraint: Adaptationism and the challenge from developmental biology. Griffiths, P.E., Gray, R.D.: Developmental systems and evolutionary explanation. Sterelny, Kim, Kitcher, Philip: The return of the gene. Brandon, Robert N.: The levels of selection: A hierarchy of interactors. Sober, Elliott, Wilson, David Sloan: A critical review of the philosophical work on the units of selection problem. Amundson, Ron, Lauder, George V.: Function without purpose: The use of causal role function in evolutinary biology. Kitcher, Philip: Function and design. Godfrey-Smith, Peter: Functions: Consensus without unity. Mishler, Brent D., Brandon, Robert N.: Individuality, pluralism, and the phylogenetic species concept. De Queiroz, Kevin, Donoghue, Michael J.; Phylogenetic systematics and the species problem. Ereshefsky, Marc: Eliminative pluralism. Smith, John Maynard: Science and myth. Hull, David L.: On human nature. Keller, Evelyn Fox: Gender and science: Origin, history, and politics. Oyama, Susan: Essentialism, women, and war: Protesting too much, protesting too little. Stein, Edward: Essentialism and constructionism about sexual orientation. Rosenberg, Alexander: Altruism: Theoretical contexts. Sober, Elliott: What is evolutionary altruism? Wilson, David Sloan: On the relationship between evolutionary and psychological definitions of altruism and selfishness. Vicedo, Marga: The Human Genome Project: Towards an analysis of the empirical, ethical, and conceptual issues involved. Kitcher, Philip: Who's afraid of the Human Genome Project? Paul, Diane B.: Is human genetics disguised eugenics? Lloyd, Elisabeth A.: Normality and variation: The Human Genome Project and the ideal human type. Rosenberg, Alexander: The Human Genome Project: Research tactics and economic strategies. Richards, Robert J.: The moral foundations of the idea of evolutionary progress: Darwin, Spencer, and the neo-Darwinians. Ruse, Michael: Evolution and progress. McShea, Daniel W.: Complexity and evolution: What everybody knows. Gould, Stephen Jay: On replacing the idea of progress with an operational notion of directionality. Plantinga, Alvin: When faith and reason clash: Evolution and the Bible. McMullin, Ernan: Evolution and special creation. Plantinga, Alvin: Reply to McMullin.

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Authors & Contributors
Bill Mesler
Cleaves, H. James, II
Lowe, James W. E.
Vellend, Mark
Kent, Michael
Ernesto Schwartz-Marín
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology and Philosophy
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Social Studies of Science
Scientia: Rivista di Scienza
Science in Context
W. W. Norton & Co.
Princeton University Press
Oxford University Press
H. Champion
Cambridge University Press
Philosophy of biology
Petri, Richard Julius
Harvey, William
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc de
Wilson, Edmund Beecher
Volta, Alessandro
Trembley, Abraham
Time Periods
20th century
18th century
19th century
17th century
Latin America

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