The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,385,058 members ⚫ 1,459,539 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection

Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection by Peter Godfrey-Smith
Buy this eBook
US$ 31.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
In 1859 Darwin described a deceptively simple mechanism that he called "natural selection," a combination of variation, inheritance, and reproductive success. He argued that this mechanism was the key to explaining the most puzzling features of the natural world, and science and philosophy were changed forever as a result. The exact nature of the Darwinian process has been controversial ever since, however. Godfrey-Smith draws on new developments in biology,philosophy of science, and other fields to give a new analysis and extension of Darwin's idea. The central concept used is that of a "Darwinian population," a collection of things with the capacity to undergo change by natural selection. From this starting point, new analyses of the role of genes inevolution, the application of Darwinian ideas to cultural change, and "evolutionary transitions" that produce complex organisms and societies are developed. Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection will be essential reading for anyone interested in evolutionary theory
OUP Oxford; March 2009
224 pages; ISBN 9780191609558
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection
Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith
 
  • News
Exploring the origins of consciousness, cephalopod and human, with Peter Godfrey-Smith in 'Other Minds' - info-europa
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:19:35 -0800
Exploring the origins of consciousness, cephalopod and human, with Peter Godfrey-Smith in 'Other ...
What Makes Something A 'New' Language? - NPR
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:28:09 -0700
NPRWhat Makes Something A 'New' Language?NPRI asked Peter Godfrey-Smith, a philosopher of science and author of ...
拉卡托斯奖(Lakatos Award) - 科学时报 (博客)
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:40:55 -0700
科学时报 (博客)拉卡托斯奖(Lakatos Award)科学时报 ...
ISBNs
0191567787
9780191567780
9780191609558
9780199552047