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Product Description: Charles Darwin is easily the most famous scientist of the modern age, and his theory of evolution is constantly referenced in many contexts by scientists and nonscientists alike. And yet, despite how frequently his ideas are evoked, there remains a surprising amount we don’t know about the father of modern evolutionary thinking, his intellectual roots, and the science he produced...read more

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9780226384429 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 23, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Charles Darwin is easily the most famous scientist of the modern age, and his theory of evolution is constantly referenced in many contexts by scientists and nonscientists alike.

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Product Description: Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief. Ruse's main characters—an atheist scientist, a skeptical historian and philosopher of science, a relatively liberal female Episcopalian priest, and a Southern Baptist pastor who denies evolution—passionately argue about pressing issues, in a context framed within a television show: "Science versus God— Who is Winning?" These characters represent the different positions concerning science and religion often held today: evolution versus creation, the implications of Christian beliefs upon technological advances in medicine, and the everlasting debate over free will...read more

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9781442262058 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 1, 2016), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief.
9780742559066 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 15, 2008, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief.

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9781442262065 | 2 reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 1, 2016), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Philosopher Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief.
9780742559073 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 15, 2008, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief.

Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon.The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of "an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods" - in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780199644650 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 21, 2014, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight.

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9780198745075 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 17, 2016), cover price $50.00

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Product Description: The Paleobiological Revolution chronicles the incredible ascendance of the once-maligned science of paleontology to the vanguard of a field. With the establishment of the modern synthesis in the 1940s and the pioneering work of George Gaylord Simpson, Ernst Mayr, and Theodosius Dobzhansky, as well as the subsequent efforts of Stephen Jay Gould, David Raup, and James Valentine, paleontology became embedded in biology and emerged as paleobiology, a first-rate discipline central to evolutionary studies...read more
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780387559711, titled "Das Glaukom: Aspekte Aus Der Forschung Fur Die Praxis" | Springer Verlag, June 1, 1993, cover price $65.00 | also contains Das Glaukom: Aspekte Aus Der Forschung Fur Die Praxis | About this edition: Herrn Prof.

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9780226275710 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 4, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The Paleobiological Revolution chronicles the incredible ascendance of the once-maligned science of paleontology to the vanguard of a field.

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Product Description: Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject...read more

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9780199334599 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 9, 2015, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion.

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9780199334582 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 9, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion.

Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. THE discourse on Evolution and Ethics, reprinted in the first half of the present volume, was delivered before the University of Oxford, as the second of the annual lectures founded by Mr. Romanes: whose name I may not write without deploring the untimely death, in the flower of his age, of a friend endeared to me, as to so many others, by his kindly nature; and justly valued by all his colleagues for his powers of investigation and his zeal for the advancement of knowledge. I well remember, when Mr. Romanes‘ early work came into my hands, as one of the secretaries of the Royal Society, how much I rejoiced in the accession to the ranks of the little army of workers in science of a recruit so well qualified to take a high place among us. It was at my friend‘s urgent request that I agreed to undertake the lecture, should I be honoured with an official proposal to give it, though I confess not without misgivings, if only on account of the serious fatigue and hoarseness which public speaking has for some years caused me; while I knew that it would be my fate to follow the most accomplished and facile orator of our time, whose indomitable youth is in no matter more manifest than in his penetrating and musical voice. A certain saying about comparisons intruded itself somewhat importunately.

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9781503051621, titled "Evolution and Ethics" | Createspace Independent Pub, October 31, 2014, cover price $7.99 | also contains Evolution & Ethics, Evolution And Ethics
9781468020427, titled "Evolution and Ethics" | Createspace Independent Pub, December 3, 2011, cover price $14.99 | also contains Evolution & Ethics, Evolution And Ethics | About this edition: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing.
9780691141305 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 6, 2009, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was one of the most prominent evolutionists of the late nineteenth century.

In Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, Michael Ruse offers a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion. Arguing against both extremes - in one corner, the New Atheists; in the other, the Creationists and their offspring the Intelligent Designers - he asserts that science is undoubtedly the highest and most fruitful source of human inquiry. Yet, by its very nature and its deep reliance on metaphor, science restricts itself and is unable to answer basic, significant, and potent questions about the meaning of the universe and humankind's place within it: Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the ultimate source and foundation of morality? What is the nature of consciousness? What is the meaning of it all? Ruse shows that one can legitimately be a skeptic about all of these questions, and yet why it is open for a Christian, or member of any faith, to offer answers. Scientists, he concludes, should be proud of their achievements but modest about their scope. Christians should be confident of their mission but respectful of the successes of science.

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9780521755948 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 31, 2010), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: In Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, Michael Ruse offers a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion.

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9781107681811 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 21, 2014), cover price $22.99

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Product Description: In 1965 English scientist James Lovelock had a flash of insight: the Earth is not just teeming with life; the Earth, in some sense, is life. He mulled this revolutionary idea over for several years, first with his close friend the novelist William Golding, and then in an extensive collaboration with the American scientist Lynn Margulis...read more

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9780226731704 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 25, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In 1965 English scientist James Lovelock had a flash of insight: the Earth is not just teeming with life; the Earth, in some sense, is life.

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Product Description: There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea...read more
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9781107027251 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 23, 2013, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'.

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Product Description: English summary: Michael Ruse offers thirty years of research and reflection as one of the world specialists on Charles Darwin in this dynamic and ample portrait of the great scientist and his ideas, both within the social and intellectual context of his time, and in relation to the development of his scientific philosophy over time...read more

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9789042927391 | Peeters Bvba, April 9, 2013, cover price $53.00 | About this edition: English summary: Michael Ruse offers thirty years of research and reflection as one of the world specialists on Charles Darwin in this dynamic and ample portrait of the great scientist and his ideas, both within the social and intellectual context of his time, and in relation to the development of his scientific philosophy over time.

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Product Description: This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin...read more
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780521195317 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2013, cover price $190.00 | About this edition: This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin.

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Product Description: This book provides a unique discussion of human evolution from a philosophical viewpoint, looking at the facts and interpretations since Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man. Michael Ruse explores such topics as the nature of scientific theories, the relationships between culture and biology, the problem of progress and the extent to which evolutionary issues pose problems for religious beliefs...read more

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9780521133722 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 29, 2012, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: This book provides a unique discussion of human evolution from a philosophical viewpoint, looking at the facts and interpretations since Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man.

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Product Description: This book provides a unique discussion of human evolution from a philosophical viewpoint, looking at the facts and interpretations since Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man. Michael Ruse explores such topics as the nature of scientific theories, the relationships between culture and biology, the problem of progress and the extent to which evolutionary issues pose problems for religious beliefs...read more

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9780521117937 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 29, 2012, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This book provides a unique discussion of human evolution from a philosophical viewpoint, looking at the facts and interpretations since Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man.

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Product Description: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science. Yet tackling this classic can be daunting for students and general readers alike because of Darwin's Victorian prose and the complexity and scope of his ideas...read more
By Michael Ruse (introduced by)

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9780691129785 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 21, 2009, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science.

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9780691152578, titled "The Origin Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the Origin of Species" | Princeton Univ Pr, October 17, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science.

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Product Description: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is an exciting collection of new essays written especially to give the reader an introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today, and at the same time to move the subject forward dramatically...read more
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780195182057 | 1 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 14, 2008), cover price $170.00 | About this edition: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is an exciting collection of new essays written especially to give the reader an introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today, and at the same time to move the subject forward dramatically.

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9780199737260 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 5, 2010), cover price $56.00 | About this edition: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is an exciting collection of new essays written especially to give the reader an introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today, and at the same time to move the subject forward dramatically.

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Product Description: Including some of today's leading historians and philosophers of science, this collection demonstrates that not all is precisely as it is too often assumed. Thus, the contributors to this volume suggest that Darwin's true roots lie in Germany, not his native England, that Russian evolutionism is more significant than many are prepared to allow, and that the true influence on twentieth century evolutionary biology was not Charles Darwin at all, but his often-despised contemporary, Herbert Spencer...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Abigail Lustig (editor), Robert J. Richards (editor) and Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780521815161 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 30, 2004, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Including some of today's leading historians and philosophers of science, this collection demonstrates that not all is precisely as it is too often assumed.

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Product Description: Wittgenstein famously remarked in 1923, "Darwin's theory has no more relevance for philosophy than any other hypothesis in natural science." Yet today we are witnessing a major revival of interest in applying evolutionary approaches to philosophical problems...read more
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780691135533 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 24, 2009, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Wittgenstein famously remarked in 1923, "Darwin's theory has no more relevance for philosophy than any other hypothesis in natural science.

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9780691135540 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 24, 2009, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Wittgenstein famously remarked in 1923, "Darwin's theory has no more relevance for philosophy than any other hypothesis in natural science.

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Product Description: Michael Ruse is one of the foremost Charles Darwin scholars of our time. For forty years he has written extensively on Darwin, the scientific revolution that his work precipitated, and the nature and implications of evolutionary thinking for today...read more

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9781591027256 | Prometheus Books, July 28, 2009, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Michael Ruse is one of the foremost Charles Darwin scholars of our time.

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Product Description: The Paleobiological Revolution chronicles the incredible ascendance of the once-maligned science of paleontology to the vanguard of a field. With the establishment of the modern synthesis in the 1940s and the pioneering work of George Gaylord Simpson, Ernst Mayr, and Theodosius Dobzhansky, as well as the subsequent efforts of Stephen Jay Gould, David Raup, and James Valentine, paleontology became embedded in biology and emerged as paleobiology, a first-rate discipline central to evolutionary studies...read more
By Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780226748610 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 15, 2009, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: The Paleobiological Revolution chronicles the incredible ascendance of the once-maligned science of paleontology to the vanguard of a field.

The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism. Broadly explores the theories of Charles Darwin and Darwin studies Incorporates much information about modern Biology Offers a comprehensive discussion of Darwinism and Christianity – including Creationism – by one of the leading authorities in the field Written in clear, concise, user-friendly language supplemented with quality illustrations Examines the status of evolutionary theory as a genuine theory and its implications for philosophy, epistemology and ethics Provides a strong understanding of the philosophical nature and impact of Darwin's thought Holds wide appeal for general audiences outside the world of academic philosophy Strongly supports Darwinism and fully explores modern naturalistic explanations of religion

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9781405149129 | Blackwell Pub, April 25, 2008, cover price $115.95 | About this edition: The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism.

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9781405149136 | Blackwell Pub, April 11, 2008, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism.

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9781444301373 | Blackwell Pub, April 21, 2009, cover price $89.95

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Product Description: The idea of evolution: it fascinates some of us, disturbs others, and leaves only a very few people indifferent. In a major new interpretation of evolutionary theory, Michael Ruse pinpoints the common source of this attraction and discomfort...read more

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9780674582200 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $67.50 | About this edition: The idea of evolution: it fascinates some of us, disturbs others, and leaves only a very few people indifferent.

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9780674032484 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 31, 2009, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: The idea of evolution: it fascinates some of us, disturbs others, and leaves only a very few people indifferent.

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Product Description: This book presents an ardent defense of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution against its many critics by one of the leading experts on this subject. Offering a clear and comprehensive exposition of the thinking of Darwin, Michael Ruse brings the story up to day, examining important issues such as the origins of life, the fossil record, the mechanism of natural selection, and rival theories such as punctuated equilibrium, the story of human evolution (including the recently found "hobbits," Homo floresiensis), fraud in biological science, literary approaches to evolution, and the philosophical and religious implications of Darwinism, notably a discussion of Creationism and its modern day offshoot, Intelligent Design Theory...read more

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9780521829472 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 31, 2006, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: This book presents an ardent defense of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution against its many critics by one of the leading experts on this subject.

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9780521728249 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 20, 2008), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: This book presents an ardent defense of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution against its many critics by one of the leading experts on this subject.

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Product Description: On December 20, 2005, a U.S. district court in Dover, Pennsylvania, ruled in Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School Board that teaching Intelligent Design in public school biology classes violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States...read more
By Robert T. Pennock (editor) and Michael Ruse (editor)

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9781591025825 | Updated edition (Prometheus Books, December 30, 2008), cover price $21.99 | About this edition: On December 20, 2005, a U.

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Product Description: The philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of philosophy and one that is attracting much attention from working scientists. This Companion, edited by two of the founders of the field, includes newly commissioned essays by senior scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars who collectively examine the main areas of the subject - the nature of evolutionary theory, classification, teleology and function, ecology, and the problematic relationship between biology and religion, among other topics...read more
By David L. Hull (editor) and Michael Ruse (editor)

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9780521616713 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 31, 2007, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: The philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of philosophy and one that is attracting much attention from working scientists.

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