Philosophy Of Biology

Philosophy Of Biology

by Elliott Sober

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429974502
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Elliott Sober

Table of Contents

* What Is Evolutionary Theory? * Creationism * Fitness * The Units of Selection Problem * Adaptionism * Systematics * Sociobiology and the Extension of Evolutionary Theory

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