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The Resource The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology, edited by Michael Ruse

The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology, edited by Michael Ruse

Label
The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology
Title
The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Ruse
Title variation
  • Handbook of philosophy of biology
  • Philosophy of biology
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This 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. Written in a clear and rigorous style it will give the more experienced scholar much to think about and will also be of great value to the new student of the subject. The handbook covers the history of the topic, then moves into important analysis of contemporary evolutionary thinking, and continues with discussions of genetics and the moral and epistemological foundations of our understanding of heredity. [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
570.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.O914 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ruse, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Biology
Label
The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology, edited by Michael Ruse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
History of the Philosophy of Biology / David Hull -- Natural Selection and the Structure of Evolutionary Theory / Michael Ruse -- Population Thinking / Andre Ariew -- Testing and Optimality Models / Steven Orzack -- Teleology / Denis Walsh -- Evolvability / Roger Sansom -- Species and Taxonomy / Richard Richards -- Chance and Contingency / John Beatty -- Macroevolution / David Sepkoski -- Molecular Biology and Reduction / Ken Waters -- Origins of Life Studies / James Greisemer -- Evo-Devo / Jason Robert -- Philosophical Issues Arising from Genomics / Zac Ernst -- Animal Behavior / Stephen Crowley and Colin Allen -- Neursocience / Adina Roskies and Ian Gold -- Teleological Theories of Mental Content / Karen Neander -- Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psych, and Cultural Evolution / Matteo Mameli -- Evolution of Moral Norms / William Harms and Brian Skyrms -- Genes and Society / Lisa Gannett -- The Concept of Race in Medicine / Robin Andreasen -- Ecology and the Environment / Anya Plutynski -- Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology / David Castle -- Biology and Religion / Nancey Murphy and Jeffrey Schloss -- Feminist Philosophy of Biology / Carla Fehr -- Rhetoric in Biology / Ana Barahona and Vladimir Cachón
Control code
137244645
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 642 pages
Isbn
9780195182057
Lccn
2007020038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)137244645
Label
The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology, edited by Michael Ruse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
History of the Philosophy of Biology / David Hull -- Natural Selection and the Structure of Evolutionary Theory / Michael Ruse -- Population Thinking / Andre Ariew -- Testing and Optimality Models / Steven Orzack -- Teleology / Denis Walsh -- Evolvability / Roger Sansom -- Species and Taxonomy / Richard Richards -- Chance and Contingency / John Beatty -- Macroevolution / David Sepkoski -- Molecular Biology and Reduction / Ken Waters -- Origins of Life Studies / James Greisemer -- Evo-Devo / Jason Robert -- Philosophical Issues Arising from Genomics / Zac Ernst -- Animal Behavior / Stephen Crowley and Colin Allen -- Neursocience / Adina Roskies and Ian Gold -- Teleological Theories of Mental Content / Karen Neander -- Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psych, and Cultural Evolution / Matteo Mameli -- Evolution of Moral Norms / William Harms and Brian Skyrms -- Genes and Society / Lisa Gannett -- The Concept of Race in Medicine / Robin Andreasen -- Ecology and the Environment / Anya Plutynski -- Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology / David Castle -- Biology and Religion / Nancey Murphy and Jeffrey Schloss -- Feminist Philosophy of Biology / Carla Fehr -- Rhetoric in Biology / Ana Barahona and Vladimir Cachón
Control code
137244645
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 642 pages
Isbn
9780195182057
Lccn
2007020038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)137244645

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