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      Elliott Sober

Philosophy Of Biology

Perhaps because of it implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what might be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the ?special? sciences. This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to the most important issues of these developments. Les mer
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Perhaps because of it implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what might be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the ?special? sciences. This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to the most important issues of these developments. With a rare combination of technical sophistication and clarity of expression, Sober engages both the higher level of theory and the direct implications for such controversial issues as creationism, teleology, nature versus nurture, and sociobiology. Above all, the reader will gain from this book a firm grasp of the structure of evolutionary theory, the evidence for it, and the scope of its explanatory significance.
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Forlag: Routledge
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 255
ISBN: 9780367098681
Utgave: 2. utg.
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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* What Is Evolutionary Theory? * Creationism * Fitness * The Units of Selection Problem * Adaptionism * Systematics * Sociobiology and the Extension of Evolutionary Theory
Elliott Sober