The Philosophy of Biology (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Philosophy of Biology Drawing on work carried out from 1987-97 this volume brings together articles from the philosophy, history, and sociology of science to consider issues including the nature of evolutionary theory, biology and ethics, the challenge from religion, and the social implications of biology today.
- Published: 04 June 1998
- Format: Hardback 781 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198752134 ISBN 10: 019875213X
Full description for The Philosophy of Biology
The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editors of each volume contribute an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. Drawing on work carried out from 1987-1997, this volume brings together articles from the philosophy, history, and sociology of science, as well as many branches of the biological sciences, to consider issues including the nature of evolutionary theory, biology and ethics, the challenge from religion, and the social implications of biology today (in particular the Human Genome Project). The 36 articles in this collection are divided into 10 parts, each with an introduction by the editors. Spanning issues from epistemology across to ethics, the volume delves into the latest theoretical controversies as well as burning questions of contemporary social importance. Throughout the volume an attempt is made to offer positions from different perspectives, so that the reader will be challenged as well as informed.