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9781107068490 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 23, 2015, cover price $99.99

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9781107692534 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 23, 2015, cover price $29.99

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Product Description: Applying philosophy to everyday life.  Core Questions in Philosophy emphasizes the idea that philosophy is a subject de­voted to evaluating arguments and constructing theories.  Presented in an engaging lecture-style format, this text/reader focuses on the basic issues and ideas in philosophy with lectures/discussions, supported by readings from historically important sources...read more

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9780130835376 | 3rd edition (Prentice Hall, June 1, 2000), cover price $62.00 | About this edition: Presented in an engaging lecture-style format, this anthology leads readers through a series of discussions on the basic issues and ideas in philosophy, with lectures supported by related readings from historically important sources.
9780024131614 | 2 edition (Macmillan Pub Co, January 1, 1995), cover price $73.00 | About this edition: This book details parametric down-conversion for the generation of non-classical state of light and its applications in generating various kinds of quantum entanglement among multiple photons from parametric down-conversion.
9780024131515 | Prentice Hall, February 1, 1991, cover price $55.00

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9780205861156 | 6 pck pap/ edition (Prentice Hall, September 27, 2012), cover price $135.87 | About this edition: ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN.
9780205191352 | 6 unbnd edition (Prentice Hall, September 27, 2012), cover price $88.00 | About this edition: "Applying philosophy to everyday life.
9780205206698 | 6 edition (Prentice Hall, September 25, 2012), cover price $129.20 | About this edition: ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN.
9780132437783 | 5th edition (Prentice Hall, March 1, 2008), cover price $95.60 | About this edition: For introductory philosophy courses.
9780131898691 | 4th edition (Prentice Hall, June 11, 2004), cover price $96.00
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Product Description: ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable...read more

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9780205204205 | 6 psc edition (Prentice Hall, September 18, 2012), cover price $68.33 | About this edition: ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN.

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Product Description: Is it accurate to label Darwin’s theory "the theory of evolution by natural selection," given that the concept of common ancestry is at least as central to Darwin’s theory? Did Darwin reject the idea that group selection causes characteristics to evolve that are good for the group though bad for the individual? How does Darwin’s discussion of God in The Origin of Species square with the common view that he is the champion of methodological naturalism? These are just some of the intriguing questions raised in this volume of interconnected philosophical essays on Darwin...read more

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9781616142308 | Prometheus Books, December 1, 2010, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: Is it accurate to label Darwin’s theory "the theory of evolution by natural selection," given that the concept of common ancestry is at least as central to Darwin’s theory?

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Product Description: How should the concept of evidence be understood? And how does the concept of evidence apply to the controversy about creationism as well as to work in evolutionary biology about natural selection and common ancestry? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Elliott Sober investigates general questions about probability and evidence and shows how the answers he develops to those questions apply to the specifics of evolutionary biology...read more

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9780521871884 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2008), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: How should the concept of evidence be understood?

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9780521692748 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2008, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: How should the concept of evidence be understood?

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Elliott Sober (editor)

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9780262195492 | 3 edition (Bradford Books, September 1, 2006), cover price $18.75 | About this edition: These essays by leading scientists and philosophers address conceptual issues that arise in the theory and practice of evolutionary biology.
9780262193368 | 2 sub edition (Mit Pr, January 1, 1994), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: There has been considerable and lively debate in philosophy of biology over the decade since the first edition of this anthology appeared.

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9780262693387 | 3 edition (Bradford Books, September 1, 2006), cover price $55.00
9780262691628 | Bradford Books, December 8, 1993, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: There has been considerable and lively debate in philosophy of biology over the decade since the first edition of this anthology appeared.

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Product Description: The theory of adaptationism argues that natural selection contains sufficient explanatory power in itself to account for all evolution. However, there are differing views about the efficiency, or optimality, of the adaptation model of explanation...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Steven Hecht Orzack (editor) and Elliott Sober (editor)

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9780521591669 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: The theory of adaptationism argues that natural selection contains sufficient explanatory power in itself to account for all evolution.

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9780521598361 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: The theory of adaptationism argues that natural selection contains sufficient explanatory power in itself to account for all evolution.

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Perhaps because of its implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what may be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the “special” sciences. This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in this new textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to the most important of these developments.With a rare combination of technical sophistication and clarity of expression, Sober engages both the higher level of theory and the direct implications for such controversial issues as creationism, teleology, nature versus nurture, and sociobiology. Above all, the reader will gain from this book a firm grasp of the structure of evolutionary theory, the evidence for it, and the scope of its explanatory significance.

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9780813307855 | Westview Pr, February 1, 1993, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: Perhaps because of its implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what may be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the “special” sciences.

Paperback:

9780813391267 | 2 sub edition (Westview Pr, January 11, 2000), cover price $47.00
9780813308241 | Westview Pr, February 1, 1993, cover price $27.00

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Product Description: No matter what we do, however kind or generous our deeds may seem, a hidden motive of selfishness lurks--or so science has claimed for years. This book, whose publication promises to be a major scientific event, tells us differently...read more
By Elliott Sober (editor) and David Sloan Wilson (editor)

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9780674930469 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $37.50

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9780674930476 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, October 1, 1999), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: No matter what we do, however kind or generous our deeds may seem, a hidden motive of selfishness lurks--or so science has claimed for years.

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Product Description: This new collection of essays will appeal to a readership that extends well beyond the frontiers of the philosophy of science. Sober shows how ideas in evolutionary biology bear in significant ways on traditional problems in philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, and metaphysics...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521471848 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1994, cover price $94.99 | About this edition: This new collection of essays will appeal to a readership that extends well beyond the frontiers of the philosophy of science.

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9780521477536 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 1994, cover price $69.99 | About this edition: This new collection of essays will appeal to a readership that extends well beyond the frontiers of the philosophy of science.

Product Description: Reconstructing Marxism explores fundamental questions about the structure of Marxist theory and its prospects for the future. The authors maintain that the disintegration of the old theoretical unity of classical Marxism is in part responsible for what is commonly called the “crisis of Marxism...read more

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9780860913429 | Verso Books, February 1, 1992, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Reconstructing Marxism explores fundamental questions about the structure of Marxist theory and its prospects for the future.

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Product Description: Reconstructing the Past seeks to clarify and help resolve the vexing methodological issues that arise when biologists try to answer such questions as whether human beings are more closely related to chimps than they are to gorillas...read more

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9780262192736 | Mit Pr, February 1, 1989, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Reconstructing the Past seeks to clarify and help resolve the vexing methodological issues that arise when biologists try to answer such questions as whether human beings are more closely related to chimps than they are to gorillas.

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9780262691444 | Reprint edition (Bradford Books, February 5, 1991), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Reconstructing the Past seeks to clarify and help resolve the vexing methodological issues that arise when biologists try to answer such questions as whether human beings are more closely related to chimps than they are to gorillas.

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The Nature of Selection presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation. The book 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. As the book unfolds, it provides a straightforward and self-contained introduction to philosophical and biological problems in evolutionary theory. In the first part, "Evolutionary Theory as a Theory of Forces," Sober offers an illuminating characterization of the structure of evolutionary theory. Besides laying to rest the spurious charge that theory is vacuous and unscientific, Sober describes the role of chance in evolution and pinpoints the characteristic structure of evolutionary explanations. The book's second part, "The Group Above and the Gene Below: The Units of Selection Controversy," thoroughly explores the problem of the units of selection, superseding the author's earlier essays, which are widely regarded as the best available treatment of this problem.

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9780226767482 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, May 1, 1993), cover price $35.00
9780262690942 | Mit Pr, September 10, 1985, cover price $14.50 | About this edition: The Nature of Selection presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation.

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Product Description: Attempts to show that the simplicity of a hypothesis can be measured by attending to how well it answers certain kinds of questions.

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9780198244073 | Clarendon Pr, December 18, 1975, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Attempts to show that the simplicity of a hypothesis can be measured by attending to how well it answers certain kinds of questions.

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