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Concepts and Methods in Evolutionary Biology

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ISBN-10: 0521498880

ISBN-13: 9780521498883

Edition: 1996

Authors: Robert N. Brandon, Robert J. Richards

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This collection of Brandon's recent essays covers all the traditional topics in the philosophy of evolutionary biology. There are essays on the nature of fitness, teleology and the structure of the theory of natural selection.
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University. The author of many books, including The Philosophy of Biology and Taking Darwin Seriously, he is also the founder and editor of the journal Biology and Philosophy. He has appeared on "Quirks and Quarks" and the Discovery Channel.

Introduction
Adaptation and Evolutionary Theory
Biological Teleology: Questions and Explanations
A Structural Description of Evolutionary Theory
The Levels of Selection
Phenotypic Plasticity, Cultural Transmission, and Human Sociobiology
From Icons to Symbols: Some Speculations on the Origins of Language
Individuality, Pluralism, and the Phylogenetic Species Concept
The Levels of Selection: A Hierarchy of Interactors
Theory and Experiment in Evolutionary Biology
The Coevolution of Organism and Environment
Reductionism versus Holism versus Mechanism
References
Index