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Science, Politics, and Evolution

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ISBN-10: 0521865700

ISBN-13: 9780521865708

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elisabeth A. Lloyd

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This book brings together important essays by the one of the leading philosophers of science at work today. Elisabeth A. Lloyd examines several of the central topics in philosophy of biology, including the structure of evolutionary theory, units of selection, and evolutionary psychology, as well as the Science Wars, feminism and science, and sexuality and objectivity. Lloyd challenges the current evolutionary accounts of the female orgasm and analyzes them for bias. She also offers an innovative analysis of the concept of objectivity. Lloyd analyzes the structure of evolutionary theory and unlocks the puzzle of the units of selection debates into four distinct aspects, illuminating several…    
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

Elisabeth A. Lloyd is Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science and Professor of Biology, Indiana University.

The Nature of Darwin's Support for the Theory of Natural Selection
A Semantic Approach to the Structure of Population Genetics
Confirmation of Ecological and Evolutionary Models
Units and Levels of Selection
Species Selections on Variability with Stephen Jay Gould
An Open Letter to Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson, Regarding Their Book, Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior
Problems with Pluralism
Normality and Variation: The Human Genome Project and the Ideal Human Type
Evolutionary Psychology: The Burdens of Proof
Objectivity and the Double Standard for Feminist Epistemologies
Science and Anti-Science: Objectivity and Its Real Enemies
Pre-Theoretical Assumptions in Evolutionary Explanations of Female Sexuality
References
Index