Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology, Second Edition

Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology, Second Edition

Edited by Elliott Sober

A Bradford Book

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Summary

There has been considerable and lively debate in philosophy of biology over the decade since the first edition of this anthology appeared. Changes and additions in the new edition reflect the ways in which the subject has broadened and deepened on several fronts; more than half of the-chapters are new. In all, twenty-three selections take up fitness, function and teleology, adaptationism, units of selection, essentialism and population thinking, species, systematic philosophies, phylogenetic inference, reduction of Mendelian genetics to molecular biology, ethics and sociobiology, and cultural evolution and evolutionary epistemology.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262193368 526 pp. | 7 in x 10 in

Paperback

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262691628 526 pp. | 7 in x 10 in

Editors

Elliott Sober

Eliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Nature of Selection (MIT Press, 1984), Reconstructing the Past (MIT Press, 1988), Philosophy of Biology, and, with David S. Wilson, Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior.