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$11.95

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Published: 01 February 2020

152 Pages | A number of black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198806998


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Philosophy of Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Samir Okasha

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers an accessible introduction to the core issues in the expanding field of philosophy of biology, such as the theory of evolution by natural selection; the concepts of function and design; biological individuality; and the debate over adaptationism
  • Uses concrete biological examples to illustrate philosophical ideas
  • Concludes with important reflections on the relevance of biology for understanding human beings, human society, and our place in the natural world
  • Ideal for biology students interested in the philosophical foundations of their field
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction series - over nine million copies sold worldwide
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