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Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology by Stefan Linquist
  

Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology

Part of the The International Library of Essays on Evolutionary Thought Series

RRP £240.00

Synopsis

Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology by Stefan Linquist

The impact of evolutionary theory on the philosophy of science has been no less profound than its impact on the science of biology itself. Advances in this theory provide a rich set of examples for thinking about the nature of scientific explanation and the structure of science. Many of the developments in our understanding of evolution resulted from contributions by both philosophers and biologists engaging over theoretical questions of mutual interest. This volume traces some of the most influential exchanges in this field over the last few decades. Focal topics include the nature of biological functions, adaptationism as an explanatory and methodological doctrine, the levels of selection debate, the concepts of fitness and drift, and the relationship of evolutionary to developmental biology.

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Stefan Linquist, University of Guelph, Canada

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Book Info

Publication date

14th July 2010

Author

Stefan Linquist

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Publisher

Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
www.routledge.com

Format

Hardback
616 pages

Categories

Evolution

ISBN

9780754627531

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