The Metaphysics of Evolution: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700
This critical collection of essays represents the best of the best when it comes to philosophy of biology. Many chapters treat evolution as a biological phenomenon, but the author is more generally concerned with science itself. Present-day science, particularly current views on systematics and biological evolution are investigated. The aspects of these sciences that are relevant to the general analysis of selection processes are presented, and they also serve to exemplify the general characteristics exhibited by science since its inception.
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On Human Nature
Charles Darwin and NineteenthCentury Philosophies of Science
Darwin and the Nature of Science
The Ontological Status of Species As Evolutionary Units
Individuality and Selection
Genealogical Actors in Ecological Roles
Consistency and Monophyly
Central Subjects and Historical Narratives
In Defense of Presentism
Conceptual Evolution and The Eye of the Octopus
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Karl Popper and Platos Metaphors
Cladistic Theory Hypotheses That Blur and Grow
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