To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
EU Shipping Update - read more

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £22 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

The Causal Structure of Natural Selection

By: Charles H Pence(Author)
75 pages
The Causal Structure of Natural Selection
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Causal Structure of Natural Selection ISBN: 9781108741699 Paperback Nov 2021 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £14.99
    #257302
  • The Causal Structure of Natural Selection ISBN: 9781009100328 Hardback Nov 2021 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £39.99
    #257301
Selected version: £14.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Recent arguments concerning the nature of causation in evolutionary theory, now often known as the debate between the 'causalist' and 'statisticalist' positions, have involved answers to a variety of independent questions – definitions of key evolutionary concepts like natural selection, fitness, and genetic drift; causation in multi-level systems; or the nature of evolutionary explanations, among others. This Element offers a way to disentangle one set of these questions surrounding the causal structure of natural selection. Doing so allows us to clearly reconstruct the approach that some of these major competing interpretations of evolutionary theory have to this causal structure, highlighting particular features of philosophical interest within each. Further, those features concern problems not exclusive to the philosophy of biology. Connections between them and, in two case studies, contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of physics demonstrate the potential value of broader collaboration in the understanding of evolution.

Contents

Introduction
1. The Contemporary Debate over Causation in Natural Selection
2. Diagramming Evolving Systems
3. New Perspectives on Causalism
4. Moving the Debate Forward: Two Proposals
5. Conclusion
References

Customer Reviews

By: Charles H Pence(Author)
75 pages
Current promotions
Collins Bird Guide (New Edition)NHBS Field Guide SaleEcho Meter Touch 2 - AndroidBrowse our 2022 Equipment Catalogues