Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology: Contemporary Engagements between Analytic and Continental Thought

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Kai Hahlweg, Clifford Alan Hooker
SUNY Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 605 pages
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This book provides the fullest philosophical examination of theories of evolutionary epistemology now available. Here for the first time are found major statements of new theories, new applications, and many new critical explorations.

The book is divided into four parts: Part I introduces several new approaches to evolutionary epistemology; Part II attempts to widen the scope of evolutionary epistemology, either by tackling more traditional epistemological issues, or by applying evolutionary models to new areas of inquiry such as the evolution of culture or of intentionality; Part III critically discusses specific problems in evolutionary epistemology; and Part IV deals with the relationship of evolutionary epistemology to the philosophy of mind.

Because of its intellectual depth and its breadth of coverage, Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology will be an important text in the field for many years to come.
 

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Contents

Evolutionary Epistemology
21
A New Approach
151
A GenotypePhenotype Model for the Growth
171
A Critical Defense
185
Extending Evolutionary Epistemology
231
Somatic Evolution and Cultural Form
258
Taking Darwin Even More Seriously
278
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About the author (1989)

Kai Hahlweg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bond University, Queensland.

C.A. Hooker is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. Dr. Hooker is the author of A Realistic Theory of Science, also published by SUNY Press.

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