The Cambridge companion to the philosophy of biology /

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Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Description:1 online resource (xxvii, 513 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:Cambridge companions to philosophy
Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Subject:Biology -- Philosophy.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Hull, David L., editor.
Ruse, Michael, editor.
ISBN:9781139001588 (ebook)
9780521851282 (hardback)
9780521616713 (paperback)
Notes:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015).
Summary:The philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of philosophy and one that is attracting much attention from working scientists. This Companion, edited by two of the founders of the field, includes newly commissioned essays by senior scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars who collectively examine the main areas of the subject - the nature of evolutionary theory, classification, teleology and function, ecology, and the problematic relationship between biology and religion, among other topics. Up-to-date and comprehensive in its coverage, this unique volume will be of interest not only to professional philosophers but also to students in the humanities and researchers in the life sciences and related areas of inquiry.
Other form:Print version: 9780521851282
Table of Contents:
  • Adaptation / Tim Lewens
  • Population genetics / Roberta L. Millstein, Robert A. Skipper Jr.
  • Units and levels of selection / Elisabeth A. Lloyd
  • What's wrong with the emergentist statistical interpretation of natural selection and random drift / Robert N. Brandon, Grant Ramsey
  • Gene / Paul E. Griffiths, Karola Stotz
  • Information in biology / Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • Reductionism (and antireductionism) in biology / Alexander Rosenberg
  • Mechanisms and models / Lindley Darden
  • Teleology / AndreĢ Ariew
  • Macroevolution, minimalism, and the radiation of the animals / Kim Sterelny
  • Philosophy and phylogenetics: historical and current connections / Maureen Kearney
  • Human evolution: the three grand challenges of human biology / Francisco J. Ayala
  • Varieties of evolutionary psychology / David J. Buller
  • Neurobiology / Valerie Gray Hardcastle
  • Biological explanations of human sexuality: the genetic basis of sexual orientation / Christopher Horvath
  • Game theory in evolutionary biology / Zachary Ernst
  • What is an 'embryo' and how do we know? / Jane Maienschein
  • Evolutionary developmental biology / Manfred D. Laubichler
  • Molecular and systems biology and bioethics / Jason Scott Robert
  • Ecology / Gregory M. Mikkelson
  • From ecological diversity to biodiversity / Sahotra Sarkar
  • Biology and religion / Robert T. Pennock
  • The moral grammar of narratives in history of biology: the case of Haeckel and Nazi biology / Robert J. Richards.