Philosophy of Biology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Godfrey Smith

Philosophy of Biology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Godfrey Smith year 2014
  • Book name: Philosophy of Biology
  • Author: Peter Godfrey Smith
  • Release date: 2014/1/3
  • Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780691140018
  • Rating: 8.32 of 10
  • Votes: 795
  • Review by: Mae Rupp
  • Review rating: 7.89 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/15
  • Total pages: 200
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central topics and many of the latest developments in the field. Emphasizing connections between biological theories and other areas of philosophy, and carefully explaining both philosophical and biological terms, Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses the relation between philosophy and science; examines the role of laws, mechanistic explanation, and idealized models in biological theories; describes evolution by natural selection; and assesses attempts to extend Darwin's mechanism to explain changes in ideas, culture, and other phenomena. Further topics include functions and teleology, individuality and organisms, species, the tree of life, and human nature. The book closes with detailed, cutting-edge treatments of the evolution of cooperation, of information in biology, and of the role of communication in living systems at all scales.Authoritative and up-to-date, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the important philosophical issues raised by the biological sciences.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 8H30M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy Of Science, Biology, Life Sciences, Philosophy, Life Sciences: General Issues
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 47.49 USD
  • Dimensions: 148.59x223.01x20.32mm
  • Weight: 369g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States
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