6 edition of The Philosophy of Biology found in the catalog.
August 2, 2004
by Cambridge University Press
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||438|
The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about the philosophy of biology. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. The philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of philosophy and one that is attracting much attention from working scientists. This Companion, edited by two of the founders of the field, includes newly commissioned essays by senior scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars who collectively examine the main areas.
Biology & Philosophy aims to publish the best original work in philosophy of biology, broadly understood to span conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in the biological sciences. It is aimed at a broad readership across the sciences and humanities, and welcomes submissions from authors in these disciplines. the philosophy of biology would be challenged to ﬁnd a passage of the book she could not understand: even difﬁcult issues in biology and philosophy of biology, such as the Price equation, the discussion on group selection, and the debate over the.
He has published 11 books on the philosophy of science including The Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction () with Daniel McShea. In , he won the Lakatos Prize in the Philosophy of Science and in was the National Phi Beta Kappa Rommell lecturer in philosophy. Online shopping for Philosophy of Biology from a great selection at Books Store. Online shopping for Philosophy of Biology from a great selection at Books Store. Books Advanced Search Today's Deals New Releases Amazon Charts Best Sellers & More The Globe & Mail Best Sellers New York Times Best Sellers Best Books of the Month Children's 4/5.
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Sep 11, · About the Author. Michael Ruse is the Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State frithwilliams.com a prominent philosopher of science, he is well known for his work on the relationship between science and religion, the creation-evolution controversy and the demarcation problem within science/5(3).
This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central Cited by: Oct 20, · Also, it is written by a well-established and respected author who specializes in Philosophy of Biology.
The book is easy to read and informative. It explores some off-hand topics such as the ability of science to prove adaptationism within evolution (maybe more Phil/Science?). Nevertheless, if used with other texts, I would recommend frithwilliams.com by: Books shelved as philosophy-of-biology: Philosophy Of Biology by Elliott Sober, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection by Peter Godfrey-Smith, Darwi.
Dec 01, · Philosophy of Biology. This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central topics and many of the latest developments in the field/5.
Apr 04, · Note that a better title of this book should be Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology, since it's focused on evolutionary biology. There're philosophical issues associated with molecular biology, systems biology, and physiology as well, but they're not covered here/5.
Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field. It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology. This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an overview of the state of the field.
Oct 21, · From start to finish, this book is an excellent, up-to-date discussion of the most pertinent issues in the philosophy of biology (laws, explanation, teleology, reductionism, group selection, etc).
By the end of this book, you should be better prepared /5(5). Philosophy of Biology book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Is life a purely physical process. What is human nature. Which /5(3). " Philosophy of Biology is a valuable addition to the introductions already out there, and one that stands out in many ways." —Joeri Witteveen, History and Philosophy of Life Sciences "This accessible book does justice both to the subject and the reader.
Book Description. Philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in philosophy and is attracting much attention from working scientists.
This Companion, edited by two of the founders of the field, includes essays by senior scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars who collectively examine the main areas of the frithwilliams.com by: In probing the interweaving of history and philosophy of biology, scholarly investigation could usefully turn to values, power, and potential future uses and abuses of biological knowledge.
The scientific scope of the series includes evolutionary theory, environmental sciences, genomics, molecular biology, systems biology, biotechnology.
Jun 01, · Each of 46 chapters of History and Philosophy of Biology has been or could be the topic of a major tome. The book is unique in that it explores the web of interactions among issues of philosophy, techniques and concepts of the physical sciences, fields of biology, and the diverse relationships between society and science.
Jan 01, · Philosophy of Biology book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A comprehensive and accessible presentation of key philosophical iss /5(6). Dec 19, · In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg – a biologist and a philosopher, respectively – join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers frithwilliams.com by: Jul 04, · Philosophy of biology can also be subdivided by the particular areas of biological theory with which it is concerned.
Biology is a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from historical sciences such as paleontology to engineering sciences such as biotechnology. Different philosophical issues occur in. Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field. It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology.
This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an. Nov 11, · Robert Arp is an analyst at The Analysis Group, LLC who has interests in philosophy of biology and ontology in the informatics sense.
He is the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (), and co-editor of Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology (Blackwell, ).
A 1,year-old text at the foundation of modern medicine and biology. This is one of the best philosophy books in the history of medical practice, and forms the foundation of our current understanding of human health and disease. The aim of this book is to inform biology educators, undergraduate and graduate students in biology and related fields, students in teacher training programs, and curriculum developers about the current state of discussion on the major topics in the philosophy of biology and its implications for teaching biology.
Philosophy of Biology Elliott Sober 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.The philosophy of biology is a subfield of philosophy of science, which deals with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Although philosophers of science and philosophers generally have long been interested in biology (e.g., Aristotle, Descartes, and even Kant), philosophy of biology only emerged as an independent field of philosophy in the s .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 Authors: Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin, Madison.