Reconstructing the Past: Parsimony, Evolution, and Inference

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A Bradford Book, 1988 - Psychology - 265 pages
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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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Eliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of "The Nature of Selection" (MIT Press, 1984), "Reconstructing the Past" (MIT Press, 1988), "Philosophy of Biology", and, with David S. Wilson, "Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior".

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