Philosophy of Biology An Anthology

ISBN-10: 1405183160
ISBN-13: 9781405183161
Edition: 2009
List price: $66.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

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 (2007) with Daniel McShea. In 1993, he won the Lakatos Prize in the Philosophy of Science and in 2007 was the National Phi Beta Kappa Rommell lecturer in philosophy.Robert Arp is Research Associate with the National Center for Biomedical Ontology at the University of Buffalo and works with the Ontology Research Group at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences in Buffalo, New York. A PhD in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, he has published in the areas of philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, and biomedical ontology.

Robert Arp has authored numerous articles and book chapters in ontology (in the information science sense), philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, modern philosophy, and popular culture. He is the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (MIT Press, 2008). He is also coauthor of Building Ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology (MIT Press, in preparation) and Reasoning Well: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and is coeditor of Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology.

Personal Acknowledgments
Source Acknowledgments
General Introduction: A Short History of Philosophy of Biology
Basic Principles and Proofs of Darwinism
Introduction
Struggle for Existence and Natural Selection
Evolution
Evolution and Chance
Introduction
Beyond the Reach of Chance
Accumulating Small Change
Chance and Natural Selection
The Principle of Drift: Biology's First Law
The Tautology Problem
Introduction
Darwin's Untimely Burial
Adaptation and Evolutionary Theory
Adaptationism
Introduction
The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme
How to Carry Out the Adaptationist Program?
Biological Function and Teleology
Introduction
The Modern Philosophical Resurrection of Teleology
Neo-Teleology
A Modern History Theory of Functions
Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Introduction
Endless Forms: The Evolution of Gene Regulation and Morphological Diversity
Functional Evo-devo
Reductionism and the Biological Sciences
Introduction
1953 and All That: A Tale of Two Sciences
The Multiple Realizability Argument Against Reductionism
Species and Classification Problems
Introduction
Species, Taxonomy, and Systematics
Speciation: A Catalogue and Critique of Species Concepts
The Units of Selection Debate
Introduction
Artifact, Cause and Genic Selection
The Return of the Gene
The Levels of Selection Debate: Philosophical Issues
Sociobiology and Ethics
Introduction
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis
The Evolution of Cooperation
Darwinism in Contemporary Moral Philosophy and Social Theory
Evolutionary Psychology
Introduction
Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology
The Environments of Our Hominin Ancestors, Tool-usage, and Scenario Visualization
Design and Creationism
Introduction
Science and Creationism
Irreducible Complexity: Obstacle to Darwinian Evolution
The Flagellum Unspun: The Collapse of "Irreducible Complexity"

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×