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The Resource Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse

Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse

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Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology
Title
Monad to man
Title remainder
the concept of progress in evolutionary biology
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ruse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ubiquitous in Darwin's time, the idea of an unceasing improvement in life insinuated its way into evolutionary theory from the first. In interviews with today's major figures in evolutionary biology - including Stephen Jay Gould, Edward O. Wilson, Ernst Mayr, and John Maynard Smith - and in an intimate look at the discoveries and advances in the history and philosophy of science, Ruse finds this belief just as prevalent today - however it might be denied or obscured. His
  • book traces the delicate line between those who argue that science is and must be objective and those who deem science a "social construction" in the fashion of religion or the rest of culture. It offers an unparalleled account of evolutionary theory, from popular books to museums to the most complex theorizing, at a time when its status as science is under greater scrutiny than ever before
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ruse, Michael
Dewey number
575
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH360.5
LC item number
.R87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-596) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34690860
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 628 pages
Isbn
9780674582200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96018951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology, Michael Ruse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-596) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34690860
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 628 pages
Isbn
9780674582200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96018951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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