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DARWINIAN POPULATIONS AND NATURAL SELECTION

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Zusatztext Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection will be something to be reckoned with for anybody interested in the conceptual foundations of evolutionary theory and in the applicability of Darwinian ideas beyond the strict confines of biological evolution. Informationen zum Autor Peter Godfrey-Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature (CUP, 1996) and Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Chicago University Press, 2003). Klappentext The book presents a new way of understanding Darwinism and evolution by natural selection, combining work in biology, philosophy, and other fields. It gives new criticisms of gene-centered views of evolution, and presents a new framework for understanding the evolution of complex organisms and societies. Zusammenfassung The book presents a new way of understanding Darwinism and evolution by natural selection, combining work in biology, philosophy, and other fields. It gives new criticisms of gene-centered views of evolution, and presents a new framework for understanding the evolution of complex organisms and societies.

Autorentext

Peter Godfrey-Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature (CUP, 1996) and Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Chicago University Press, 2003).



Klappentext

The book presents a new way of understanding Darwinism and evolution by natural selection, combining work in biology, philosophy, and other fields. It gives new criticisms of gene-centered views of evolution, and presents a new framework for understanding the evolution of complex organisms and societies.



Inhalt

1. Introduction and Overview; 2. Natural Selection and its Representation; 3. Variation, Selection, and Origins; 4. Reproduction and Individuality; 5. Bottlenecks, Germ Lines, and Queen Bees; 6. Levels and Transitions; 7. The Gene's Eye View; 8. Cultural Evolution; Appendix. Models

Produktinformationen

Titel: DARWINIAN POPULATIONS AND NATURAL SELECTION
Autor:
EAN: 9780199596270
ISBN: 0199596271
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 218
Gewicht: 339g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm x T11mm
Jahr: 2013