Philosophy of Biology
A Contemporary Introduction
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Philosophy of Biology by Jacob Rosenberg
Book DescriptionIs life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg - a biologist and a philosopher, respectively - join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike. Exploring concepts such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution; the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions and ethical values.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415315920
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jacob Rosenberg
Philosophy of Biology, Paperback (June 2006)
Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? Exploring concepts, such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism, the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions, and ethical values.
East of Time, Paperback (August 2005)
A rendezvous of history and imagination, of realities and dreams, hopes and disenchantments. The setting is Lodz, Poland, in the years of the author's childhood, when he witnessed the cataclysmic events of the 1930s, imprisoned between walls of ghettos, and finally silenced in Auschwitz.
Audel Guide to the 2002 National Electrical Code, Hardback (March 2004)
Presents you article by article through the 2002 Code, clarifying terms, explaining new standards, highlighting compliance issues, and providing practical worksite tips.
Lives and Embers, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Jacob Rosenberg
These stories explore the dimensions of the human landscape, shorter pieces inspired by the midrashic tradition of biblical interpretation. A thought-provoking first prose collection in English from a notable poet.
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Author Biography - Jacob Rosenberg
Alex Rosenberg is R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Philosophy of Science: a Contemporary Introduction (2nd edition, 2005) and co-editor with Yuri Balashov of Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings (2002). Daniel W. McShea is Associate Professor of Biology at Duke University.
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