Philosophy of Biology

Westview Press (2000)
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Elliott Sober
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Abstract
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.
Keywords Evolution (Biology Philosophy  Creationism  Natural selection Philosophy  Evolution (Biology Christianity
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Call number QH360.5.S63 2000
ISBN(s) 0813391261     9780813391267
DOI 10.2307/2220431
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