Collection of recent essays which cover all the traditional topics in the philosophy of evolutionary biology: the nature of fitness, teleology, the structure of the theory of natural selection, and the levels of selection. As such they serve as a useful introduction to the field.
'Anybody who feels that philosophy is of little importance to biology should read this excellent collection of papers by Robert Brandon. Each chapter offers the spectacle of a razor sharp mind neatly dissecting important problems in evolutionary biology with clinical precision ... I have no hesitation in recommending it.' Richard J. Ladle, Biologist
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