Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology

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Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology

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By combining excerpts from key historical writings witheditors’ introductions and further reading material,Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology offers a comprehensive,accessible, and up-to-date collection of the field’s mostsignificant works.

  • Addresses central questions such as ‘What is life?’and ‘How did it begin?’, and the most current researchand arguments on evolution and developmental biology
  • Editorial notes throughout the text define, clarify, andqualify ideas, concepts and arguments
  • Includes material on evolutionary psychology and evolutionarydevelopmental biology not found in other standard philosophy ofbiology anthologies
  • Further reading material assists novices in delving deeper intoresearch in philosophy of biology

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Rapid biological advances and new standards of philosophical rigorare casting age-old questions about the nature and methodology ofthe biological sciences in a dramatic new light. Philosophy ofBiology: An Anthology offers a comprehensive and up-to-datecollection of the field’s most significant works. The text isorganized to provide readers at all levels with a thoroughgrounding in the general history, philosophy, and science behinddebates that remain at the heart of the philosophy of biology.Addressing the field’s central issues, sections draw on worksrelating to Darwinism and its influence on the biological sciences,evolution and chance, the unit of selection debate, adaptationism,evolutionary psychology, and the burgeoning science of evolutionarydevelopmental biology, to name just a few. Editors’introductions and further reading material throughout the text– combined with the readings themselves – providenovices with a solid basis on which to pursue further research inphilosophy of biology.

Comprehensive in scope, Philosophy of Biology: AnAnthology offers readers an accessible gateway into a field ofstudy that holds the most crucial insights and implications intoour understanding of the nature and methodology of the biologicalsciences.

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Alex Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor ofPhilosophy, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center forPhilosophy of Biology at Duke University. He has published 11 bookson the philosophy of science including The Philosophy ofBiology: A Contemporary Introduction (2007) with Daniel McShea.In 1993, he won the Lakatos Prize in the Philosophy of Science andin 2007 was the National Phi Beta Kappa Rommell lecturer inphilosophy.

Robert Arp is Research Associate with the National Centerfor Biomedical Ontology at the University of Buffalo and works withthe Ontology Research Group at the New York State Center ofExcellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences in Buffalo, NewYork. A PhD in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, he haspublished in the areas of philosophy of biology, philosophy ofmind, and biomedical ontology.

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