The Case of the Female Orgasm
Bias in the Science of Evolution
By (author) Elisabeth A. Lloyd
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Case of the Female Orgasm by Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Book DescriptionWhy women evolved to have orgasms - when most of their primate relatives don't - is a persistent mystery among evolutionary biologists. In pursuing this mystery, Elisabeth Lloyd arrives at another: how could anything as inadequate as the evolutionary explanations of the female orgasm have passed muster as science? A judicious and revealing look at all twenty-one evolutionary accounts of the trait of human female orgasm, Lloyd's book is at the same time a case study of how certain biases steer science astray.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674022461
(202mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Science, Politics, and Evolution, Paperback (January 2014)
This book examines central topics in philosophy of biology and challenges much of the current thinking.
Keywords in Evolutionary Biology, Paperback (November 1994)
Written by renowned historians, philosophers and biologists, this collection of essays identify and clarify the meaning of terms in evolutionary biology which, though commonly used, possess complex concurrent and historically varying meanings.
Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory, Paperback (May 1994)» View all books by Elisabeth A. 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, this title argues that the semantic account is an appropriate. It is of interest to biologists and philosophers alike.
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Author Biography - Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Elisabeth A. Lloyd is Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science and Professor of Biology, Indiana University.
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