Book ID: CBB000077209

The philosophy of biology (1998)

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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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Cleaves, H. James, II
Lowe, James W. E.
Vellend, Mark
Kent, Michael
Ernesto Schwartz-Marín
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