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The evolution of agency and other essays.Artist/Author: Sterelny, Kim.
A collection of linked essays on the topic of biological evolution. The first half of the book explores most of the main theoretical controversies about evolution and selection, while the second half applies some of these ideas in considering cognitive evolution. Together, the essays form a coherent whole that defends not just an overall conception of evolution, but also a distinctive take on cognitive evolution.
Darwin’s legacy: what evolution means today.Artist/Author: Dupre, John A.
WAS $35. Demonstrates that though aspects of evolutionary theory remain controversial, and issues remain to be settled, there can no longer be any doubt that the basis of the theory is true. Dupre examines the consequences of this for our view of human nature, religion, and non-human animals. He also investigates the appropriation of evolutionary biology by psychologists, finding their claims to be largely spurious.
Science and selection: essays on biological evolution and the philosophy of science.Artist/Author: Hull, David L.
WAS $65. From the Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology series. One way to understand science is as a selection process. David Hull, one of the dominant figures in contemporary philosophy of science, sets out in this volume a general analysis of this selection process that applies equally to biological evolution, the reaction of the immune system to antigens, operant learning, and social and conceptual change in science. Hull aims to distinguish between those characteristics that are contingent features of selection and those that are essential. Science and Selection brings together many of David Hull’s most important essays on selection (some never before published) in one accessible volume.