Darwinism's Struggle for Survival: Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural Selectionby Jean Gayon
Pub. Date: 03/28/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A rich and wide-ranging philosophical interpretation of the history of theoretical Darwinism. See more details below
A rich and wide-ranging philosophical interpretation of the history of theoretical Darwinism.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology Series
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- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Darwinian Hypothesis: 1. Wallace and Darwin: a disagreement and its meaning; 2. The ontology of selection; 3. Jenkin's objections, Darwin's dilemma; Part II. Selection Faced with the Challenge of Heredity: Sixty Years of Principled Crisis: 4. Galton and the concept of heredity; 5. Post-Darwinian views of selection and regression; 6. The strategy of indirect corroboration: the case of mimicry; 7. The search for direct proof: biometry; 8. Establishing the possibility of natural selection: the confrontation of Darwinism and Mendelism; Part III. The Genetic Theory of Selection: 9. The place of selection in theoretical population genetics; 10. The empirical and the formal; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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