Evolution and the Levels of Selection

Samir Okasha (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$45.95
Publisher
OUP UK
Publish Date
January 15, 2009
Pages
263
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780199556717

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About the Author


Samir Okasha is Professor of Philosophy at Bristol University. Before that he taught at the University of York for 3 years, and was a Jacobsen Research Fellow at the London School of Economics for 2 years. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Univeristy of Mexico for 1 year and received his doctorate in 1998 from the University of Oxford.

Reviews


"Samir Okasha's wonderful new book...is a philosophical examination of the conceptual framework that multi-level selection theory deploys...It is gratifying that his book engages the details of mathematical models and at the same time connects those details with broader philosophical questions."--Elliott Sober, Bioscience


"The current volume provides an exceptionally lucid and analyitically rigorous review of the main conceptual challenges facing biologists and philosophers who have engaged in this work."--Mark E. Borrello, The Quarterly Review of Biology


"Major contribution toward putting this controversial area on a coherent conceptual and philosophical footing. ... I can't imagine anyone working on multilevel selection-or attempting to dismiss it-without reading this book."--Science


"Every philosopher of biology interested in aspects of the levels of selection debates ought to confront this material, and should think seriously about how the positions he or she ahs staked out fits into the frameworks Okasha outlines. Okasha has written an extremely important book."--Jonathan Michael Kaplan, Notre Dame Philosophical Reivews