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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262040792 | 283 pp. | 6 x 9 in | April 1985
Paperback | $30.00 X | £22.95 | ISBN: 9780262540520 | 283 pp. | 6 x 9 in | March 1989

Evolution at a Crossroads

The New Biology and the New Philosophy of Science
Edited by David J. Depew


The 10 original essays in Evolution at a Crossroads explore "post-Kuhnian" approaches to conceptual problems in contemporary evolutionary and developmental theory. They focus in particular on the effect that current, rapid developments in molecular biology are having on our understanding of evolution and philosophy of science.Philosophy of science has swung widely between the dogmas of logical empiricism and relativism. Evolution at a Crossroads seeks to forge a new synthesis of the two trends to search for a more solid framework for evolutionary biology as well as a more solid philosophy of science. Complementing and extending such anthologies as Elliot Sober's Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology, Robert Brandon's and Richard Burrian's Genes, Organisms, Populations, and Marjorie Grene's Dimensions of Darwinism, this book adds substantially to the emerging and rapidly developing discipline known as "the philosophy of biology."David J. Depew is Professor of Philosophy, and Bruce H. Weber is Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, at California State University, Fullerton. A Bradford Book

About the Editor

David J. Depew is Professor of Communication Studies and Rhetoric of Inquiry at the University of Iowa.