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Philosophy of Biology

By Alex Rosenberg; Daniel W. McShea

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Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg – a biologist and a philosopher, respectively – join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike. Exploring concepts such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution; the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions and ethical values.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> General

Philosophy of Biology
A Contemporary Introduction
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 12/19/07
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 256 pages

ISBN 10: 1134375379
ISBN 13: 9781134375370
Print ISBN: 9780415315920

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