The Nature of Selection

Sober Elliott
The Nature of Selection is a straightforward, self-contained introduction to philosophical and biological problems in evolutionary theory. It presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation and clarifies controversial issues concerning altruism, group selection, and the idea that organisms are survival machines built for... Read More
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The Nature of Selection is a straightforward, self-contained introduction to philosophical and biological problems in evolutionary theory. It presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation and clarifies controversial issues concerning altruism, group selection, and the idea that organisms are survival machines built for the good of the genes that inhabit them.

Sober's is the answering philosophical voice, the voice of a first-rate philosopher and a knowledgeable student of contemporary evolutionary theory. His book merits broad attention among both communities. It should also inspire others to continue the conversation.-Philip Kitcher, Nature

Elliott Sober has made extraordinarily important contributions to our understanding of biological problems in evolutionary biology and causality. The Nature of Selection is a major contribution to understanding epistemological problems in evolutionary theory. I predict that it will have a long lasting place in the literature.-Richard C. Lewontin

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226767485
ISBN-13 9780226767482
GTIN-13 9780226767482
GTIN-14 09780226767482
Subtitle Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus
Author Sober Elliott
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 400
Publication Date Aug 14, 1993
Dimension 6.06 in 9.04 in 0.85 in