Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary

Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary

by Lloyd
     
 

Traditionally a scientific theory is viewed as based on universal laws of nature that serve as axioms for logical deduction. In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary biology, Elisabeth Lloyd argues that the semantic account is more appropriate and powerful. This book will be of interest to biologists and philosophers alike.See more details below

Overview

Traditionally a scientific theory is viewed as based on universal laws of nature that serve as axioms for logical deduction. In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary biology, Elisabeth Lloyd argues that the semantic account is more appropriate and powerful. This book will be of interest to biologists and philosophers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900691000465
Publisher:
Perseus Distribution
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
NE

Meet the Author

ELISABETH A. LLOYD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Other Descriptions of the Structure of Evolutionary Theory

The Semantic Approach and Evolutionary Theory

The Structure of Population Genetics

Structured Populations: Group, Kin and Organismic Selection Models

The Units of Selection

Species Selection

Genic Selection

Confirmation of Evolutionary Models

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