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Metaphysics and the Origin of Species

By: Michael T Ghiselin

377 pages, no illustrations

State University of New York Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #80737 | ISBN: 0791434680
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Hardback | Jul 1997 | #146487 | ISBN: 0791434672
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About this book

This sweeping discussion of the philosophy of evolutionary biology is based on the author's revolutionary idea that species are not kinds of organisms but wholes composed of organisms - individuals in the broadest ontological sense. Although the book's primary focus is on species and speciation, it deals with a wide variety of other fundamental units and basic processes and provides a reexamination of the role of classification in biology and other sciences.


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