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The Evolution of Darwinism
Selection, Adaptation and Progress in Evolutionary Biology

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  • Date Published: March 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521541985

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  • No other scientific theory has had as great an impact on our understanding of the world as Darwin's theory outlined in his Origin of Species. Yet the theory has been the subject of controversy from its very beginning. This book focuses on three issues of debate in Darwin's theory of evolution--the nature of selection, the nature and scope of adaptation, and the question of evolutionary progress. It traces the varying interpretations to which these issues were subjected historically through the fierce contemporary debates continuing to rage.

    • Takes both a historical and philosophical approach to contemporary debates on Darwinism
    • Written in a style accessible to the non-specialist
    • Potential to be adopted as textbook in philosophy of science courses
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    "This is a thoughtful and clearly written book that serves as a fine introduction to the ways in which evolutionary thought has itself evolved since the time of Darwin. I learned a lot from it, and I feel confident that anybody who is fascinated by these centrally important ideas will also take something useful away from it." Bioscience, Chrisopher Wills, UC San Diego

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    • Date Published: March 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521541985
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.471kg
    • contains: 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Selection:
    1. Darwin and natural selection
    2. The group selection controversy
    3. For whose good does natural selection work?
    Part II. Adaptation:
    4. Darwin (and others) on biological perfection
    5. Adaptation after Darwin
    6. Adaptation(ism) and its limits
    Part III. Progress:
    7. Darwin on evolutionary progress
    8. Evolutionary progress from Darwin to Dawkins
    9. Is evolution progressive?
    10. Human physical and mental evolution
    Epilogue.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • History and Philosophy of Science
    • The Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions
  • Author

    Timothy Shanahan, Loyola Marymount University, California

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