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A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

Wiley-Blackwell

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ISBN 10: 1405125721 / ISBN 13: 9781405125727
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
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Title: A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1.

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Comprised of essays by top scholars in the field, this volume offers detailed overviews of philosophical issues raised by biology.

  • Brings together a team of eminent scholars to explore the philosophical issues raised by biology
  • Addresses traditional and emerging topics, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, mind and behaviour, neuroscience, and experimentation
  • Begins with a thorough introduction to the field
  • Goes beyond previous treatments that focused only on evolution to give equal attention to other areas, such as molecular and developmental biology
  • Represents both an authoritative guide to philosophy of biology, and an accessible reference work for anyone seeking to learn about this rapidly-changing field

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology offers concise overviews of philosophical issues raised by all areas of biology. Addressing both traditional and emerging areas of philosophical interest, the volume focuses on the philosophical implications of evolutionary theory as well as key topics such as molecular biology, immunology, and ecology.

Comprising essays by top scholars in the field, this volume is an authoritative guide for professional philosophers, historians, sociologists and biologists, as well as an accessible reference work for students seeking to learn about this rapidly-changing field.

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