Philosophy of Biology

Written By Peter Godfrey-Smith
Philosophy of Biology
  • Publsiher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 06 September 2016
  • ISBN : 0691174679
  • Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book entitled Philosophy of Biology by author: Peter Godfrey-Smith which was release on 06 September 2016 and published by Princeton University Press with total page 200 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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. Emphasizing connections between biological theories and other areas of philosophy, and carefully explaining both philosophical and biological terms, Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses the relation between philosophy and science; examines the role of laws, mechanistic explanation, and idealized models in biological theories; describes evolution by natural selection; and assesses attempts to extend Darwin's mechanism to explain changes in ideas, culture, and other phenomena. Further topics include functions and teleology, individuality and organisms, species, the tree of life, and human nature. The book closes with detailed, cutting-edge treatments of the evolution of cooperation, of information in biology, and of the role of communication in living systems at all scales. Authoritative and up-to-date, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the important philosophical issues raised by the biological sciences.

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : 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. Emphasizing ...

The Philosophy of Biology

The Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Kostas Kampourakis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Total pages : 762
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : This book brings together for the first time philosophers of biology to write about some of the most central concepts and issues in their field from the perspective of biology education. The chapters of the book cover a variety of topics ranging from traditional ones, such as biological explanation, biology ...

Philosophy Of Biology

Philosophy Of Biology
  • Author : Elliott Sober
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-05
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : 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 ...

Processes of Life

Processes of Life
  • Author : John Dupré
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : John Dupré explores recent revolutionary developments in biology and considers their relevance for our understanding of human nature and society. He reveals how the advance of genetic science is changing our view of the constituents of life, and shows how an understanding of microbiology will overturn standard assumptions about the ...

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Alex Rosenberg,Robert Arp
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : By combining excerpts from key historical writings with editors’ introductions and further reading material, Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology offers a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date collection of the field’s most significant works. Addresses central questions such as ‘What is life?’ and ‘How did it begin?’, and the most current ...

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Alex Rosenberg,Daniel W. McShea
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-12-19
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? 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 ...

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Samir Okasha
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019-11-07
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : Over the last forty years the philosophy of biology has emerged as an important sub-discipline of the philosophy of science. Covering some of science's most divisive topics, such as philosophical issues in genetics, it also encompasses areas where modern biology has increasingly impinged on traditional philosophical questions, such as free ...

Topics in the Philosophy of Biology

Topics in the Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Marjorie Grene,Everett Mendelson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 454
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : The philosophy of biology should move to the center of the philosophy of science - a place it has not been accorded since the time of Mach. Physics was the paradigm of science, and its shadow falls across con temporary philosophy of biology as well, in a variety of contexts: ...

Philosophy of Biology Today

Philosophy of Biology Today
  • Author : Lucyle T Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science Michael Ruse,Robert J. Richards,Michael Ruse
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1988-01-01
  • Total pages : 155
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : "As molecular biologists peer ever more deeply into life's mysteries, there are those who fear that such 'reductionism' conceals more than it reveals, and there are those who complain that the new techniques threaten the physical safety of us all. As students of evolution apply their understanding to our own ...

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-02-05
  • Total pages : 638
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : 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. These essays are wholly new; none of them could have been written even ten years ...

Sex and Death

Sex and Death
  • Author : Kim Sterelny,Paul E. Griffiths,Paul Griffiths
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1999-06-15
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : In this introduction to philosophy of biology, Kim Sterelny and Paul E. Griffiths present both the science and the philosophical context necessary for a critical understanding of the debates shaping biology at the end of the 20th century....

History And Philosophy Of Biology

History And Philosophy Of Biology
  • Author : Robert H Kretsinger
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2015-04-29
  • Total pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : History and Philosophy of Biology summarizes the major philosophical ideas that have attended the development of science in general and of biology in particular. The book then explores how the techniques and the concepts of the physical sciences have impacted biology. A reductionist approach to biology — anatomy, physiology, genetics — complements ...

The Philosophy of Biology

The Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Marjorie Glicksman Grene,Marjorie Grene,David Depew
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : Examines how the philosophy of biology has evolved to our current understanding....

Aristotle s Philosophy of Biology

Aristotle s Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : James G. Lennox,Director Center for Philosophy of Science James G Lennox
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 321
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : The papers collected in this 2001 volume focus on Aristotle's systematic investigation of animals....

Toward a New Philosophy of Biology

Toward a New Philosophy of Biology
  • Author : Ernst Mayr
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 564
  • ISBN : 0691174679
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Summary : Provides a philosophical analysis of such biological concepts as natural selection, adaptation, speciation, and evolution...