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Title The philosophy of biology / edited by David L. Hull and Michael Ruse.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

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Series Oxford readings in philosophy
Oxford readings in philosophy.
Subject Biology -- Philosophy.
Alt Name Hull, David L.
Ruse, Michael.
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Series Oxford readings in philosophy
Oxford readings in philosophy.
Subject Biology -- Philosophy.
Alt Name Hull, David L.
Ruse, Michael.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 772 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Adaptation: current usages / Mary Jane West-Eberhard -- Universal Darwinism / Richard Dawkins -- The Leibnizian paradigm / Daniel C. Dennett -- Exaptation -- a missing term in the science of forum / Stephen Jay Gould and Elizabeth S. Vrba -- Six sayings about adaptationism / Elliott Sober -- Two concepts of constraint: adaptationism and the challenge from developmental biology / Ron Amundson -- Developmental systems and evolutionary explanation / P.E. Griffiths and R.D. Gray -- The return of the gene / Kim Sterelny and Philip Kitcher -- The levels of selection: a hierarchy of interactors / Robert N. Brandon -- A critical review of philosophical work on the units of selection problem / Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson -- Function without purpose: the uses of causal role function in evolutionary biology / Ron Amundson and George V. Lauder -- Function and design / Philip Kitcher -- Functions: consensus without unity / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Individuality, pluralism, and the phylogenetic species concept / Brent D. Mishler and Robert N. Brandon -- Phylogenetic systematics and the species problem / Devin de Queiroz and Michael J. Donoghue -- Eliminative pluralism / Marc Ereshefsky -- Science and myth / John Maynard Smith -- On human nature / David L. Hull -- Gender and science: origin, history, and politics / Evelyn Fox Keller -- Essentialism, women, and war: protesting too much, protesting too little / Susan Oyama -- Essentialism and constructionism about sexual orientation / Edward Stein; Altruism: theoretical contexts / Alexander Rosenberg -- What is evolutionary altruism? / Elliott Sober -- On the relationship between evolutionary and psychological definitions of altruism and selfishness / David Sloan Wilson -- The human genome project: towards an analysis of the empirical, ethical, and conceptual issues involved / Marga Vicedo -- Who's afraid of the human genome project? / Philip Kitcher -- In human genetics disguised eugenics? / Diane B. Paul -- Normality and variation: the human genome project and the ideal human type / Elisabeth A. Lloyd -- The human genome project: research tactics and economic strategies / Alexander Rosenberg -- The moral foundations of the idea of evolutionary progress: Darwin, Spencer, and the Neo-Darwinians / Robert J. Richards -- Evolution and progress / Michael Ruse -- Complexity and evolution: what everybody knows / Daniel W. McShea -- On replacing the idea of progress with an operational notion of directionality / Stephen Jay Gould -- When faith and reason clash: evolution and the bible / Alvin Plantinga -- Evolution and special creation / Ernan McMullin -- Reply to McMullin / Alvin Plantinga.
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ISBN 058513460X (electronic bk.)
9780585134604 (electronic bk.)
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OCLC # 43476797
Additional Format Print version: Philosophy of biology. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998 019875213X (DLC) 97036921 (OCoLC)37546733
Table of Contents
 Introduction / David L. Hull, Michael Ruse1
Pt. IAdaptation3
 1Adaptation: Current Usages / Mary Jane West-Eberhard8
 2Universal Darwinism / Richard Dawkins15
 3The Leibnizian Paradigm / Daniel C. Dennett38
 4Exaptation - A Missing Term in the Science of Form / Stephen Jay Gould, Elisabeth S. Vrba52
 5Six Sayings about Adaptationism / Elliott Sober72
Pt. IIDevelopment87
 6Two Concepts of Constraint: Adaptationism and the Challenge from Developmental Biology / Ron Amundson93
 7Developmental Systems and Evolutionary Explanation / P. E. Griffiths, R. D. Gray117
Pt. IIIUnits of Selection147
 8The Return of the Gene / Kim Sterelny, Philip Kitcher153
 9The Levels of Selection: A Hierarchy of Interactors / Robert N. Brandon176
 10A Critical Review of Philosophical Work on the Units of Selection Problem / Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson198
Pt. IVFunction221
 11Function without Purpose: The Uses of Causal Role Function in Evolutionary Biology / Ron Amundson, George V. Lauder227
 12Function and Design / Philip Kitcher258
 13Functions: Consensus without Unity / Peter Godfrey-Smith280
Pt. VSpecies293
 14Individuality, Pluralism, and the Phylogenetic Species Concept / Brent D. Mishler, Robert N. Brandon300
 15Phylogenetic Systematics and the Species Problem / Kevin de Queiroz, Michael J. Donoghue319
 16Eliminative Pluralism / Marc Ereshefsky348
Pt. VIHuman Nature369
 17Science and Myth / John Maynard Smith374
 18On Human Nature / David L. Hull383
 19Gender and Science: Origin, History, and Politics / Evelyn Fox Keller398
 20Essentialism, Women, and War: Protesting Too Much, Protesting Too Little / Susan Oyama414
 21Essentialism and Constructionism about Sexual Orientation / Edward Stein427
Pt. VIIAltruism443
 22Altruism: Theoretical Contexts / Alexander Rosenberg448
 23What Is Evolutionary Altruism? / Elliott Sober459
 24On the Relationship between Evolutionary and Psychological Definitions of Altruism and Selfishness / David Sloan Wilson479
Pt. VIIIThe Human Genome Project489
 25The Human Genome Project: Towards an Analysis of the Empirical, Ethical, and Conceptual Issues Involved / Marga Vicedo494
 26Who's Afraid of the Human Genome Project? / Philip Kitcher522
 27Is Human Genetics Disguised Eugenics? / Diane B. Paul536
 28Normality and Variation: The Human Genome Project and the Ideal Human Type / Elisabeth A. Lloyd552
 29The Human Genome Project: Research Tactics and Economic Strategies / Alexander Rosenberg567
Pt. IXProgress587
 30The Moral Foundations of the Idea of Evolutionary Progress: Darwin, Spencer, and the Neo-Darwinians / Robert J. Richards592
 31Evolution and Progress / Michael Ruse610
 32Complexity and Evolution: What Everybody Knows / Daniel W. McShea625
 33On Replacing the Idea of Progress with an Operational Notion of Directionality / Stephen Jay Gould650
Pt. XCreationism669
 34When Faith and Reason Clash: Evolution and the Bible / Alvin Plantinga674
 35Evolution and Special Creation / Ernan McMullin698
 36Reply to McMullin / Alvin Plantinga734
 Notes on the Contributors755
 Further Reading760

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