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Toward a New Philosophy of Biology

Observations of an Evolutionist

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ISBN 9780674896666

Publication Date: 09/09/1989

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575 pages

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  • I. Philosophy
    • Introduction
    • 1. Is Biology an Autonomous Science?
    • 2. Cause and Effect in Biology
    • 3. The Multiple Meanings of Teleological
    • 4. The Probability of Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life
    • 5. The Origins of Human Ethics
  • II. Natural Selection
    • Introduction
    • 6. An Analysis of the Concept of Natural Selection
    • 7. Philosophical Aspects of Natural Selection
  • III. Adaptation
    • Introduction
    • 8. Adaptation and Selection
    • 9. How To Carry Out the Adaptationist Program?
  • IV. Darwin
    • Introduction
    • 10. Darwin, Intellectual Revolutionary
    • 11. The Challenge of Darwinism
    • 12. What Is Darwinism
    • 13. Darwin and Natural Selection
    • 14. The Concept of Finality in Darwin and alter Darwin
    • 15. The Death of Darwin
  • V. Diversity
    • Introduction
    • 16. Toward a Synthesis in Biological Classification
    • 17. Museums and Biological Laboratories
    • 18. Problems in the Classification of Birds
  • VI. Species
    • Introduction
    • 19. The Species Category
    • 20. The Ontology of the Species Taxon
  • VII. Speciation
    • Introduction
    • 21. Processes of Speciation in Animals
    • 22. Evolution of Fish Species Flocks
  • VIII. Macroevolution
    • Introduction
    • 23. Does Microevolution Explain Macroevolution?
    • 24. The Unity of the Genotype
    • 25. Speciation and Macroevolution
    • 26. Speciational Evolution through Punctuated Equilibria
  • IX. Historical Perspective
    • Introduction
    • 27. On Weismann’s Growth as an Evolutionist
    • 28. On the Evolutionary Synthesis and After
  • Index

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