Philosophy of Biology : A Contemporary Introduction, Paperback Book

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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 relevant to biologists and philosophers alike. Exploring concepts such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution; the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions and ethical values.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of science
  • ISBN: 9780415315937

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