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Philosophy of Biology (Philosophy and Science)

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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 Philosophy of Biology book Cited by: Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field.

It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology. This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an overview of the state of the field.

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This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces /5. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is a collection of articles written especially to Philosophy of Biology book the reader an introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today, and at the same time to move the subject forward.

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Philosophy of Biology. The growth of philosophical interest in biology over the past thirty years reflects the increasing prominence of the biological sciences in the same period. There is now an extensive literature on many different biological topics, and it would be impossible to summarise this body of work in this single entry.

In probing the interweaving of history and philosophy of biology, scholarly investigation could usefully turn to values, power, and potential future uses and abuses of biological knowledge. The scientific scope of the series includes evolutionary theory, environmental sciences, genomics, molecular biology, systems biology, biotechnology.

Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field. It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology. This collection of 25. The aim of this book is to inform biology educators, undergraduate and graduate students in biology and related fields, students in teacher training programs, and curriculum developers about the current state of discussion on the major topics in the philosophy of biology and its implications for teaching biology.

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This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to Authors: Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin. This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject.

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A comprehensive and accessible presentation of key philosophical iss /5(6). Summary: Philosophy of biology generally covers the issues that arise from the science and history of biology. It includes evolutionary, developmental, environmental and genetic biology, as well as such issues as evolutionary ethics and epistemology, the general notions of biological information, function, classification and heredity.

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.

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a book to be carefully read and, above all, put to good use in our classrooms. Alex Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Biology at Duke University. He has published 11 books on the philosophy of science including The Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction () with Daniel McShea.

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This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to the most important. Over the last forty years the philosophy of biology has emerged as an important sub-discipline of the philosophy of science.

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