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The Structure of Evolutionary Theory

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$78.00 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674006133

Publication Date: 03/21/2002

Short

1464 pages

6-3/8 x 10 inches

57 halftones, 88 line illustrations, 4 tables

Belknap Press

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    • 1. Defining and Revising the Structure of Evolutionary Theory
  • I. The History of Darwinian Logic and Debate
    • 2. The Essence of Darwinism and the Basis of Modern Orthodoxy: An Exegesis of the Origin of Species
    • 3. Seeds of Hierarchy
    • 4. Internalism and Laws of Form: Pre-Darwinian Alternatives to Functionalism
    • 5. The Fruitful Facets of Galton’s Polyhedron: Channels and Saltations in Post-Darwinian Formalism
    • 6. Pattern and Progress on the Geological Stage
    • 7. The Modern Synthesis as a Limited Consensus
  • II. Towards a Revised and Expanded Evolutionary Theory
    • 8. Species as Individuals in the Hierarchical Theory of Selection
    • 9. Punctuated Equilibrium and the Validation of Macroevolutionary Theory
    • 10. The Integration of Constraint and Adaptation (Structure and Function) in Ontogeny and Phylogeny: Historical Constraints and the Evolution of Development
    • 11. The Integration of Constraint and Adaptation (Structure and Function) in Ontogeny and Phylogeny: Structural Constraints, Spandrels, and the Centrality of Exaptation in Macroevolution
    • 12. Tiers of Time and Trials of Extrapolationism, With an Epilog on the Interaction of General Theory and Contingent History
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2002 Association of American Publishers PSP Award, Biological Science Category
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