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Toward a New Philosophy of Biology

Observations of an Evolutionist

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674896666

Publication Date: 09/09/1989

Short

575 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 tables

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A collection of twenty-eight essays, five previously unpublished, grouped into nine categories: Philosophy, Natural Selection, Adaptation, Darwin, Diversity, Species, Speciation, Macroevolution, and Historical Perspective.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.”

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