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Trees of Life : Essays in Philosophy of Biology - P.E. Griffiths

Trees of Life

Essays in Philosophy of Biology

By: P.E. Griffiths (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1992
ISBN: 9780792317098
Number Of Pages: 277

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Australia and New Zealand boast an active community of scholars working in the field of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science' aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for their work. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area .. In each volume, a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand. O;mtributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out, however, and are indeed actively encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question. Earlier volumes in the series have been welcomed for significantly advancing the discussion of the topics they have dealt with. The present volume will I believe be greeted equally enthusiastically by readers in many parts of the world. R. W. Home General Editor Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science TABLE OF CONTENTS v FOREWORD PAUL GRIFFITHS / Introduction 1 SECTION ONE: BEYOND NATURAL SELECTION ELLIOTI SOBER / Models of Cultural Evolution 17 KIM STERELNY / Punctuated Equilibrium and Macroevolution 41 ROBIN CRAW / Margins of Cladistics: Identity, Difference and Place in the Emergence of Phylogenetic Systematics 1864-1975 65 SECTION TWO: CENTRAL CONCEPTS OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORY PAUL GRIFFITHS / Adaptive Explanation and the Concept of a Vestige 111 TIMOTHY SHANAHAN / Selection, Drift and the Aims of Evolutionary Theory 133 SECTION THREE: THE DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS APPROACH

Foreword
Introductionp. 1
Beyond Natural Selection
Models of Cultural Evolutionp. 17
Punctuated Equilibrium and Macroevolutionp. 41
Margins of Cladistics: Identity, Difference and Place in the Emergence of Phylogenetic Systematics 1864-1975p. 65
Central Concepts of Evolutionary Theory
Adaptive Explanation and the Concept of a Vestigep. 111
Selection, Drift and the Aims of Evolutionary Theoryp. 133
The Developmental Systems Approach
Death of the Gene: Developmental Systems Strike Backp. 165
Ontogeny and Phylogeny: A Case of Metarecapitulation?p. 211
Against Ontogenyp. 241
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780792317098
ISBN-10: 0792317092
Series: Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol 11
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 31st May 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61

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