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  • Modelling Evolution

    Modelling Evolution
    av Eugene Earnshaw-Whyte

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367360047

    Evolution by natural selection explains the tree of life and the complex adaptations found throughout nature. The power and versatility of evolutionary explanations have proved tempting to scientists outside of biology, but adapting evolutionary con…

  • Modelling Evolution

    Modelling Evolution
    av Eugene Earnshaw-Whyte

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138240131

    Evolution by natural selection explains the tree of life and the complex adaptations found throughout nature. The power and versatility of evolutionary explanations have proved tempting to scientists outside of biology, but adapting evolutionary con…

  • Romantic Biology, 1890?1945

    Romantic Biology, 1890?1945
    av Maurizio Esposito

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138662285

    In this book, Esposito presents a historiography of organicist and holistic thought through an examination of the work of leading biologists from Britain and America. He shows how this work relates to earlier Romantic tradition and sets it within th…

  • Romantic Biology, 1890?1945

    Romantic Biology, 1890?1945
    av Maurizio Esposito

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848934207

    In this book, Esposito presents a historiography of organicist and holistic thought through an examination of the work of leading biologists from Britain and America. He shows how this work relates to earlier Romantic tradition and sets it within th…

  • Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935402

    This edited volume of 13 new essays aims to turn past discussions of natural kinds on their head. Instead of presenting a metaphysical view of kinds based largely on an unempirical vantage point, it pursues questions of kindedness which take the use…

  • Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138344839

    This edited volume of 13 new essays aims to turn past discussions of natural kinds on their head. Instead of presenting a metaphysical view of kinds based largely on an unempirical vantage point, it pursues questions of kindedness which take the use…

  • Darwinism, Democracy, and Race

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race
    av John P Jackson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138628175

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race examines the development and defence of an argument that arose at the boundary between anthropology and evolutionary biology in twentieth-century America. In its fully articulated form, this argument simultaneously dis…

  • Darwinism, Democracy, and Race

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race
    av John P Jackson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367358587

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race examines the development and defence of an argument that arose at the boundary between anthropology and evolutionary biology in twentieth-century America. In its fully articulated form, this argument simultaneously dis…

  • Remapping Race in a Global Context

    Remapping Race in a Global Context

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138631434

    Investigating the reality and significance of racial categories, Remapping Race in a Global Context examines the role of race in human genomics, biomedicine, and struggles for social justice around the world. In this book, biologists, anthropologis…

  • Organisms and Personal Identity

    Organisms and Personal Identity
    av A.M. Ferner

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935730

    Over his philosophical career, David Wiggins has produced a body of work that, though varied and wide-ranging, stands as a coherent and carefully integrated whole. In this book Ferner examines Wiggins’ conceptualist-realism, his sortal theory…

  • Organisms and Personal Identity

    Organisms and Personal Identity
    av A.M. Ferner

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367358617

    Over his philosophical career, David Wiggins has produced a body of work that, though varied and wide-ranging, stands as a coherent and carefully integrated whole. In this book Ferner examines Wiggins’ conceptualist-realism, his sortal theory…

  • Evolutionary Moral Realism

    Evolutionary Moral Realism
    av Michael Stingl

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367281304

    Against standard approaches to evolution and ethics, this book develops the idea that moral values may find their origin in regularly recurring features in the cooperative environments of species of organisms that are social and intelligent. Across…

  • Revisiting the Origin of Species

    Revisiting the Origin of Species
    av Thierry Hoquet

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138607156

    Contemporary interest in Darwin rises from a general ideal of what Darwin’s books ought to contain: a theory of transformation of species by natural selection. However, a reader opening Darwin’s masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, tod…

  • Revisiting the Origin of Species

    Revisiting the Origin of Species
    av Thierry Hoquet

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367360054

    Contemporary interest in Darwin rises from a general ideal of what Darwin’s books ought to contain: a theory of transformation of species by natural selection. However, a reader opening Darwin’s masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, tod…

  • Philosophy of Biology Before Biology

    Philosophy of Biology Before Biology

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138652873

    The use of the term "biology" to refer to a unified science of life emerged around 1800 (most prominently by scientists such as Lamarck and Treviranus, although scholarship has indicated its usage at least 30-40 years earlier). The interplay between…

  • Jakob von Uexküll and Philosophy

    Jakob von Uexküll and Philosophy

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367232733

    Dismissed by some as the last of the anti-Darwinians, his fame as a rigorous biologist even tainted by an alleged link to National Socialist ideology, it is undeniable that Jakob von Uexküll (1864-1944) was eagerly read by many philosophers across t…

  • Philosophy of Population Health

    Philosophy of Population Health
    av Sean A Valles

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138059900

    Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding ?eld of research—population health science. Its approach is to…

  • Philosophy of Population Health

    Philosophy of Population Health
    av Sean A Valles

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367358624

    Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding ?eld of research—population health science. Its approach is to…

  • Darwinism and Pragmatism

    Darwinism and Pragmatism
    av Lucas McGranahan

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935969

    Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection challenges our very sense of belonging in the world. Unlike prior evolutionary theories, Darwinism construes species as mutable historical products of a blind process that serves no inherent purpose. It a…

  • Darwinism and Pragmatism

    Darwinism and Pragmatism
    av Lucas McGranahan

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367358570

    Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection challenges our very sense of belonging in the world. Unlike prior evolutionary theories, Darwinism construes species as mutable historical products of a blind process that serves no inherent purpos…

  • Ecological Investigations

    Ecological Investigations
    av Adam Konopka

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138300378

    These investigations identify and clarify some basic assumptions and methodological principles involved in ecological explanations of plant associations. How are plants geographically distributed into characteristic groups? What are the basic condit…

  • The Biological Foundations of Action

    The Biological Foundations of Action
    av Derek M. Jones

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367358600

    Philosophers have traditionally assumed that the difference between active and passive movement could be explained by the presence or absence of an intention in the mind of the agent. This assumption has led to the neglect of many interesting active…

  • The Biological Foundations of Action

    The Biological Foundations of Action
    av Derek M. Jones

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935341

    Philosophers have traditionally assumed that the difference between active and passive movement could be explained by the presence or absence of an intention in the mind of the agent. This assumption has led to the neglect of many interesting active…

  • Philosophical Perspectives on the Engineering Approach in Biology

    Philosophical Perspectives on the Engineering Approach in Biology

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780815380788

    Philosophical Perspectives on the Engineering Approach in Biology provides a philosophical examination of what has been called the most powerful metaphor in biology: The machine metaphor. The chapters collected in this volume discuss the idea that l…

  • Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science

    Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367461379

    In bringing together a global community of philosophers, Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science develops novel perspectives on epistemology and philosophy of science by demonstrating how frameworks from academic philosophy (e.g. standpoin…

  • Biological Identity

    Biological Identity

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138479180

    Analytic metaphysics has recently discovered biology as a means of grounding metaphysical theories. This has resulted in long-standing metaphysical puzzles, such as the problems of personal identity and material constitution, being increasingly addr…