Download PDF by Elliott Sober: Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology (MIT Press)

By Elliott Sober

ISBN-10: 0262195496

ISBN-13: 9780262195492

ISBN-10: 0262693380

ISBN-13: 9780262693387

These essays through prime scientists and philosophers tackle conceptual matters that come up within the conception and perform of evolutionary biology. The 3rd variation of this primary anthology has been considerably revised and up-to-date. 4 new sections were extra: on ladies within the evolutionary procedure, evolutionary psychology, legislation in evolutionary conception, and race as social building or organic fact. different sections deal with health, devices of choice, adaptationism, reductionism, essentialism, species, phylogenetic inference, cultural evolution, and evolutionary ethics.Each of the twelve sections comprises or 3 essays that strengthen various perspectives of the topic to hand. for instance, the part on evolutionary psychology bargains one essay through founders of the sector and one other that questions its major tenets. One signal self-discipline is becoming is that there are open questions, with a number of solutions nonetheless in festival; the essays during this quantity display that evolutionary biology and the philosophy of evolutionary biology live, transforming into disciplines.ContributorsRobin O. Andreasen, Kwame Anthony Appiah, David A. Baum, John H. Beatty, David J. Buller, Leda Cosmides, James Donoghue, Steven J. Farris, Joseph Felsenstein, Susan okay. Finsen, Joseph Fracchia, Stephen Jay Gould, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, David L. Hull, Philip Kitcher, R. C. Lewontin, Elisabeth Lloyd, Ernst Mayr, Michael Ruse, John Maynard Smith, Elliott Sober, John Tooby, C. Kenneth Waters, George C. Williams, David Sloan Wilson, E. O. Wilson

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