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Science and Selection: Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science - Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology (Hardback)
  • Science and Selection: Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science - Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology (Hardback)
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Science and Selection: Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science - Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 13/11/2000
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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 2001 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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521643399
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 19 mm


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'This volume is one of the best collections of papers I have read in a long time.' International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
'All the papers collected here exemplify Hull's direct and clear-headed approach to philosophy. The papers include refinements to Hull's views in response to critics, some new theoretical developments and some new examples ... Hull makes interesting and productive suggestions for how to start work in some of these areas.' Biology and Philosophy
"Most of these essays have been previously published but are so widely scattered in the literature that it is worthwhile to have them in a single volume. Highly recommended." Choice
"...a series of provocative writings on biological and conceptual evolution and the philosophy of science...Science and Selection discharges its duty well, collecting Hull's mature thoughts on a variety of important topics...in an affordable and accessible package." Journal of the History of Biology

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