The Resource Philosophy of biology, Elliott Sober

Philosophy of biology, Elliott Sober

Label
Philosophy of biology
Title
Philosophy of biology
Statement of responsibility
Elliott Sober
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Perhaps because of it implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what might be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the "special" sciences. This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to the most important issues of these developments. With a rare combination of technical sophistication and clarity of expression, Sober engages both the higher level of theory and the direct implications for such controversial issues as creationism, teleology, nature ve
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MiAaPQ
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Sober, Elliott
Dewey number
578/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH360.5
LC item number
.S63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Dimensions of Philosophy Series
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Creationism
  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Philosophy of biology, Elliott Sober
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229)
Contents
1. What is evolutionary theory? What is evolution? ; The place of evolutionary theory in biology ; Pattern and process ; Historical particulars and general laws ; The causes of evolution ; The domains of biology and physics ; Biological explanations and physical explanations. -- 2. Creationism. The danger of anachronism ; Paley's watch and the likelihood principle ; Hume's critique ; Why natural selection isn't a random process ; Two kinds of similarity ; The problem of predictive equivalence ; Is the design hypothesis unscientific? ; The incompleteness of science. -- 3. Fitness. An idealized life cycle ; The interpretation of probability ; Two ways to find out about fitness ; The tautology problem ; Supervenience ; Advantageousness and fitness ; Teleology naturalized. --
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 236 p.
Isbn
9780813391267
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99049091
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1910321-01umb_inst
  • 1735559
  • (OCoLC)42463200
Label
Philosophy of biology, Elliott Sober
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229)
Contents
1. What is evolutionary theory? What is evolution? ; The place of evolutionary theory in biology ; Pattern and process ; Historical particulars and general laws ; The causes of evolution ; The domains of biology and physics ; Biological explanations and physical explanations. -- 2. Creationism. The danger of anachronism ; Paley's watch and the likelihood principle ; Hume's critique ; Why natural selection isn't a random process ; Two kinds of similarity ; The problem of predictive equivalence ; Is the design hypothesis unscientific? ; The incompleteness of science. -- 3. Fitness. An idealized life cycle ; The interpretation of probability ; Two ways to find out about fitness ; The tautology problem ; Supervenience ; Advantageousness and fitness ; Teleology naturalized. --
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 236 p.
Isbn
9780813391267
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99049091
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1910321-01umb_inst
  • 1735559
  • (OCoLC)42463200

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