Philosophy Of Biology
Perhaps because of it implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what might be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the ”special” sciences. This drama has centered on evolutionary theory, and in the second edition of this textbook, Elliott Sober introduces the reader to the most important issues of these developments. With a rare combination of technical sophistication and clarity of expression, Sober engages both the higher level of theory and the direct implications for such controversial issues as creationism, teleology, nature versus nurture, and sociobiology. Above all, the reader will gain from this book a firm grasp of the structure of evolutionary theory, the evidence for it, and the scope of its explanatory significance.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vegetarian - LibraryThing
Elliott Sober has a fascinating chapter (#2) on creationism, ID (intelligent design), but historical rather than in terms of today's developing positions. "To understand the history of an idea, we ... Read full review
Review: Philosophy Of BiologyUser Review - Lukas - Goodreads
A bit out-dated, but a seminal piece on the philosophy of biology. Read full review
1 What is Evolutionary Theory?
4 The Units of Selection Problem
7 Sociobiology and the Extension of Evolutionary Theory