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The Nature of Selection: Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date May 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226767482
ISBN-10 0226767485
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Other format details university press
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The Nature of Selection is a straightforward, self-contained introduction to philosophical and biological problems in evolutionary theory. It presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation and clarifies controversial issues concerning altruism, group selection, and the idea that organisms are survival machines built for the good of the genes that inhabit them.

"Sober's is the answering philosophical voice, the voice of a first-rate philosopher and a knowledgeable student of contemporary evolutionary theory. His book merits broad attention among both communities. It should also inspire others to continue the conversation."-Philip Kitcher, Nature

"Elliott Sober has made extraordinarily important contributions to our understanding of biological problems in evolutionary biology and causality. The Nature of Selection is a major contribution to understanding epistemological problems in evolutionary theory. I predict that it will have a long lasting place in the literature."-Richard C. Lewontin


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Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 1, 1993)
9780226767482 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The Nature of Selection is a straightforward, self-contained introduction to philosophical and biological problems in evolutionary theory.
from Mit Pr (September 10, 1985)
9780262690942 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $14.50
About: The Nature of Selection presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation.

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