Science, Politics, and Evolution
By (author) Elisabeth A. Lloyd
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Science, Politics, and Evolution by Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Book DescriptionThis book brings together important essays by one of the leading philosophers of science at work today. Elisabeth A. Lloyd examines several of the central topics in philosophy of biology, including the structure of evolutionary theory, units of selection, and evolutionary psychology, as well as the Science Wars, feminism and science, and sexuality and objectivity. Lloyd challenges the current evolutionary accounts of the female orgasm and analyses them for bias. She also offers an innovative analysis of the concept of objectivity. Lloyd analyses the structure of evolutionary theory and unlocks the puzzle of the units of selection debates into four distinct aspects, illuminating several mysteries in the biology literature. Central to all essays in this book is the author's abiding concern for evidence and empirical data.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521865708
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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.
Case of the Female Orgasm, Paperback (October 2006)
Why women evolved to have orgasms - when most of their primate relatives don't - is a persistent mystery among evolutionary biologists. In pursuing this mystery, this book arrives at another: how could anything as inadequate as the evolutionary explanations of the female orgasm have passed muster as science?
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 at Indiana University and an Affiliated Faculty Scholar at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is the author of The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory, Keywords in Evolutionary Biology, and most recently, The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution.
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