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Pigliucci, Massimo

Making Sense of Evolution

The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

€ 39.95

"Making Sense of Evolution "explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories--selection, adaptation, and species--that are complex and open to


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Acknowledgments vii
PRELUDE Evolutionary Biology and Conceptual Analysis 1(12)
ONE Natural Selection and Fitness 13(23)
AFTER THE `FORCE` METAPHOR
TWO How (Not) to Measure Natural Selection 36(28)
THREE The Targets and Units of Selection 64(24)
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS AND POPULATION DYNAMICS
FOUR Studying Constraints through G-Matrices 88(24)
THE HOLY GRAIL OF EVOLUTIONARY QUANTITATIVE GENETICS
FIVE A Quarter Century of Spandrels 112(18)
ADAPTATIONS, ADAPTATIONISMS, AND CONSTRAINTS IN BIOLOGY
SIX Functions and For-ness in Biology 130(20)
SEVEN Testing Adaptive Hypotheses 150(25)
HISTORICAL EVIDENCE AND HUMAN ADAPTATIONS
EIGHT Slippery Landscapes 175(32)
THE PROMISES AND LIMITS OF THE ADAPTIVE LANDSCAPE METAPHOR IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
NINE Species as Family Resemblance Concepts 207(20)
THE (DIS-)SOLUTION OF THE SPECIES PROBLEM?
TEN Testing Biological Hypotheses 227(36)
THE DETECTIVE VERSUS THE STATISTICIAN
CODA A Philosophical Dialogue 263(10)
References 273(20)
Index 293
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Paperback / softback
236 pagina's
Januari 2006
408 gram
222 x 152 x 19 mm
The University of Chicago Press us

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