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Title Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology / edited by Elliott Sober

Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]
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Contents The propensity interpretation of fitness / Susan K. Mills, John H. Beatty -- The two faces of fitness / Elliott Sober -- Excerpts from Adaptation and Natural Selection / George C. Williams -- Levels of selection: an alternative to individualism in biology and the human sciences / David Sloan Wilson -- The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme / Stephen Jay Gould, Richard C. Lewontin -- Optimization theory in evolution / John Maynard Smith -- Empathy, polyandry, and the myth of the coy female / Sarah Blaffer Hrdy -- Pre-theoretical assumptions in evolutionary explanations of female sexuality / Elisabeth Lloyd -- Toward mapping the evolved functional organization of mind and brain / John Tooby, Leda Cosmides -- Evolutionary psychology: a critique / David J. Buller -- The evolutionary contingency thesis / John H. Beatty -- Two outbreaks of lawlessness in recent philosophy of biology / Elliott Sober -- 1953 and all that: a tale of two sciences / Philip Kitcher -- Why the antireductionist consensus won't survive the case of classical mendelian genetics / Kenneth Waters -- The multiple realizability argument against reductionism / Elliott Sober -- Typological versus population thinking / Ernst Mayr -- Evolution, population thinking, and essentialism / Elliott Sober -- A matter of individuality / David L. Hull -- Choosing among alternative "phylogenetic" species concepts / David A. Baum, Michael J. Donoghue -- Cases in which parsimony and compatibility methods will be positively misleading / Joseph Felsenstein -- The logical basis of phylogenetic analysis / James Farris -- Why there are no human races / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- A new perspective on the race debate / Robin O. Andreasen -- Does culture evolve? / Joseph Fracchia, Richard C. Lewontin -- Models of cultural evolution / Elliott Sober -- Moral philosophy as applied science / Michael Ruse, Edward O. Wilson -- Four ways of "biologicizing" ethics / Philip Kitcher
Summary These essays by leading scientists and philosophers address conceptual issues that arise in the theory and practice of evolutionary biology. The third edition of this widely used anthology has been substantially revised and updated. Four new sections have been added: on women in the evolutionary process, evolutionary psychology, law in evolutionary theory, and race as social construction or biological reality. Other sections treat fitness, units of selection, adaptionism, reductionism, essentialism, species, phylogenetic inference, cultural evolution, and evolutionary ethics. Each of the twelve sections contains two or three essays that develop different views of the subject at hand
Notes "Bradford books."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biology -- Philosophy.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.
Biological Evolution.
Genre/Form Collected Work.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006044934
ISBN 0262284006 (electronic bk.)
1429477687 (electronic bk.)
9780262284004 (electronic bk.)
9781429477680 (electronic bk.)