Evidence and Evolution: The Logic Behind the Science (BOK)

Elliott Sober

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How should the concept of evidence be understood? And how does the concept of evidence apply to the controversy about creationism as well as to work in evolutionary biology about natural selection and common ancestry? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Elliott Sober investigates general questions about probability and evidence and shows how the answers he develops to those questions apply to the specifics of evolutionary biology. Drawing on a set of fascinating examples, he analyzes whether claims about intelligent design are untestable; whether they are discredited by the fact that many adaptations are imperfect; how evidence bears on whether present species trace back to common ancestors; how hypotheses about natural selection can be tested, and many other issues. His book will interest all readers who want to understand philosophical questions about evidence and evolution, as they arise both in Darwin's work and in contemporary biological research.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Elliott Sober
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521692748
Antall sider 412 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 664 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy of science, Philosophy, Evolution

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