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The Metaphysics of Evolution
The Metaphysics of Evolution
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David L. Hull - Editor
SUNY series in Philosophy and Biology
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Hardcover - 342 pages
Release Date: November 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0211-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0211-5

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Paperback - 342 pages
Release Date: November 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0212-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0212-2

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Summary

"Hull covers a set of topics that are of central importance to systematists and other evolutionists as well as to philosophers and historians of science: individuality, classification, historical explanation, human nature, and much more." -- Michael J. Donoghue, University of Arizona

This critical collection of essays represents the best of the best when it comes to philosophy of biology. Many chapters treat evolution as a biological phenomenon, but the author is more generally concerned with science itself. Present-day science, particularly current views on systematics and biological evolution are investigated. The aspects of these sciences that are relevant to the general analysis of selection processes are presented, and they also serve to exemplify the general characteristics exhibited by science since its inception.

"David Hull is the leading philosopher of biology today--in many respects he is the founder of the field. This book is a collection of his essays over twenty years, and will (deservedly) attract much attention, by philosophers and biologists." -- Michael Ruse University of Guelph

David L. Hull
is Dressler Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He is the author of Science as a Process: An Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual Development of Science; Philosophy of Biological Science; and Darwin and His Critics: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution by the Scientific Community.


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