The Resource Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology, edited by Elliott Sober

Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology, edited by Elliott Sober

Label
Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology
Title
Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elliott Sober
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.C64 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology, edited by Elliott Sober
Publication
Note
"Bradford books."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn145732572
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 612 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429477680
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35696771
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)145732572
  • pebcs0262284006
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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