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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (April 20 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405183160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405183161
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 2.6 x 24.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 798 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #803,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Nevertheless, this new anthology is a useful addition to the existing collection of building blocks from which introductory courses in philosophy of biology are constructed”.  (Acta Biotheor, 1 June 2013)

“Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology has selections that make it easy to teach evolutionary theory, clear up common misconceptions, and introduce students to genuinely important philosophical problems.” (Science & Education, 2010)

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"This excellent anthology covers a wide range of biological disciplines and controversies.  It demonstrates the great value of reflective philosophical analysis in interpreting biology and its claims about human nature.  It is ideal for use in introductory courses in philosophy of biology."
Richard Burian, Virginia Tech

"Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology is a splendid collection of papers dedicated to the current issues in the philosophy of biology. The book is organized around twelve major topics, with at least two papers for each topic, expressing contrasting views as appropriate, and all written by leading experts. This book will serve well as a text for courses in the philosophy of biology, and as supplementary reading in philosophy of science and other classes."
Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine


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By hossiet on Jan. 16 2012
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A collection of book chapters from other books. A good collection of authors, but I haven't read it all yet.
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Excellent with only a few carps May 20 2009
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Wouold have liked brief particulars on the authors in one place (where they teach; their websites to consult for further reading, etc.) Some articles, like the last one on units of selection, seem a little pushy about where this particular field is going as if saying "Jump on board [e.g., the reaction train pulling out of the gene-based selection station] we're leaving." On the other hand, the selection of articles neither slights points of view nor soft-pedals the tendencies of this field to de jour theory modifications.


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