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Philosophy of Biology
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date January 26, 2014
Pages 187
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691140018
ISBN-10 0691140014
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central topics and many of the latest developments in the field. Emphasizing connections between biological theories and other areas of philosophy, and carefully explaining both philosophical and biological terms, Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses the relation between philosophy and science; examines the role of laws, mechanistic explanation, and idealized models in biological theories; describes evolution by natural selection; and assesses attempts to extend Darwin's mechanism to explain changes in ideas, culture, and other phenomena. Further topics include functions and teleology, individuality and organisms, species, the tree of life, and human nature. The book closes with detailed, cutting-edge treatments of the evolution of cooperation, of information in biology, and of the role of communication in living systems at all scales.

Authoritative and up-to-date, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the important philosophical issues raised by the biological sciences.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (January 26, 2014)
9780691140018 | details & prices | 187 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $29.95
About: This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject.
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Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (August 22, 2016)
9780691174679 | details & prices | 200 pages | List price $19.95
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