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Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology
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Volume I
Stefan Linquist
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Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology

Volume I
Stefan Linquist
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The impact of evolutionary theory on the philosophy of science has been no less profound than its impact on the science of biology itself. Advances in this theory provide a rich set of examples for thinking about the nature of scientific explanation and the structure of science. Many of the developments in our understanding of evolution resulted from contributions by both philosophers and biologists engaging over theoretical questions of mutual interest. This volume traces some of the most influential exchanges in this field over the last few decades. Focal topics include the nature of biological functions, adaptationism as an explanatory and methodological doctrine, the levels of selection debate, the concepts of fitness and drift, and the relationship of evolutionary to developmental biology.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2017
ISBN
9781351911351
Topic
Biological Sciences
Subtopic
Evolution
Edition
1

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