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Toward a New Philosophy of Biology

Toward a New Philosophy of Biology

Observations of an Evolutionist

Ernst Mayr

ISBN 9780674896666

Publication date: 09/09/1989

A collection of twenty-eight essays, five previously unpublished, grouped into nine categories: Philosophy, Natural Selection, Adaptation, Darwin, Diversity, Species, Speciation, Macroevolution, and Historical Perspective. The book, Ernst Mayr notes in the Foreword, is an attempt “to strengthen the bridge between biology and philosophy, and point to the new direction in which a new philosophy of biology will move.”

Praise

  • It is a pleasure to be in the company of a mind so vibrant and still exploring the boundary between the circle of what is known and the vast expanse of what isn’t.

    —Lee Dembart, Los Angeles Times

Author

  • Ernst Mayr was Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He was the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Crafoord Prize for Biology, the National Medal of Science, the Balzan Prize, and the Japan Prize.

Book Details

  • 575 pages
  • 6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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