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By Elliott Sober

Is it actual to label Darwin’s concept "the idea of evolution through ordinary selection," provided that the idea that of universal ancestry is at the least as relevant to Darwin’s thought? Did Darwin reject the concept that workforce choice reasons features to adapt which are sturdy for the gang even though undesirable for the person? How does Darwin’s dialogue of God within the starting place of Species sq. with the typical view that he's the champion of methodological naturalism? those are only a few of the fascinating questions raised during this quantity of interconnected philosophical essays on Darwin. The author's process is trained by means of smooth concerns in evolutionary biology, yet is delicate to the ways that Darwin’s outlook differed from that of many biologists this present day. the most issues which are the point of interest of the book—common ancestry, staff choice, intercourse ratio, and naturalism—have not often been mentioned of their reference to Darwin in such penetrating element.

Author Professor Sober is the 2008 winner of the Prometheus Prize. This biennial award, validated in 2006 during the American Philosophical organization, is designed "to honor a uncommon thinker in acceptance of his or her lifetime contribution to increasing the frontiers of study in philosophy and science." This insightful choice of essays could be of curiosity to philosophers, biologists, and laypersons looking a deeper figuring out of 1 of the main influential medical theories ever propounded.

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