Darwinism's Struggle for Survival
Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural Selection
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Darwinism's Struggle for Survival by Jean Gayon
Book DescriptionIn Darwinism's Struggle for Survival Jean Gayon offers a philosophical interpretation of the history of theoretical Darwinism. He begins by examining the different forms taken by the hypothesis of natural selection in the nineteenth century (Darwin, Wallace, Galton) and the major difficulties which it encountered, particularly with regard to its compatibility with the theory of heredity. He then shows how these difficulties were overcome during the seventy years which followed the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, and he concludes by analysing the major features of the genetic theory of natural selection, as it developed from 1920 to 1960. This rich and wide-ranging study will appeal to philosophers and historians of science and to evolutionary biologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521562508
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A rich and wide-ranging philosophical interpretation of the history of theoretical Darwinism.
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